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Pumfrey Surname Meaning

Welsh: from the patronymic ap Humphrey ‘son of Humphrey ’.

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


Similar surnames: Palfrey, Pomfret, Pumphrey, Pelfrey, Pusey, Jeffrey, Godfrey, Audrey

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Where is the Pumfrey family from?

You can see how Pumfrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pumfrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pumfrey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 41 Pumfrey families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pumfrey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Pumfrey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pumfrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pumfrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Solicitor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pumfrey. 60% of Pumfrey men worked as a Solicitor and 88% of Pumfrey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pumfrey were Carpenter and Retired. .

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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

  • Solicitor
    60%
  • Carpenter
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • House Wife
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pumfrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pumfrey 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Pumfrey. 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 338 military records available for the last name Pumfrey. For the veterans among your Pumfrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pumfrey lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Pumfrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pumfrey in 1964 was 37, and 78 in 2003.

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