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Pugh Family History

Pugh Surname Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Hugh ‘son of Hugh’ (see Hughes ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bugh, Hugh, Pough, Paugh, Rush, Peugh, Puff, Rugg, Ruth, Ruge

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Where is the Pugh family from?

You can see how Pugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pugh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pugh families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,031 Pugh families living in Lancashire. This was about 9% of all the recorded Pugh's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Pugh families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pugh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pugh. 9% of Pugh men worked as a Farmer and 65% of Pugh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pugh were Builders Labourer and Household Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    9%
  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Colliery Hewer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 311,000 census records available for the last name Pugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pugh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Pugh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Pugh. For the veterans among your Pugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pugh lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pugh in 1942 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

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