Purviance Family History

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Purviance Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Scottish Purveyance, which seems likely to be a derivative of Middle English purveyen ‘to provide’. Compare Purvis.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Purvis, Price, Curvin, Curtice, Prince, Ervine, Laurance, Vance

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Purviance Family Origin

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Purviance Family Occupations

What did your Purviance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Purviance family was Drayman. The most common Purviance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Purviance's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purviance.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Drayman

    6%

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Purviance Historical Records

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Purviance Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Purviance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Purviance in 1955 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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