Puryear Family History

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Puryear Name Meaning

English: variant of Perrier 1 and 2.

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

Similar surnames: Puyear, Pryer, Puller, Cryer, Pryor, Burker, Fryar, Purnell, Purse

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Puryear Family Origin

Where is the Puryear family from?

Puryear Family Occupations

What did your Puryear ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Puryear family was Farming. The most common Puryear occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Puryear's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Puryear.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Puryear ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Puryear Historical Records

What Puryear family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Puryear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puryear census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 415 immigration records available for the last name Puryear. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Puryear. For the veterans among your Puryear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Puryear Life Expectancy

What is the average Puryear lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Puryear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Puryear in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Puryear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Puryear ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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