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Pumfray Family History

Pumfray Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Murray, Pray, Purdy, Duray, Dubray, Pomeroy, Palfrey, Pomfret, Turay

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Where is the Pumfray family from?

You can see how Pumfray families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pumfray family name was found in Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there were 5 Pumfray families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Pumfray's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Pumfray families in 1841.
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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pumfray ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 14 census records available for the last name Pumfray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pumfray 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pumfray. 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 3 military records available for the last name Pumfray. For the veterans among your Pumfray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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