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Pur Family History

Pur 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: Pu, Tur, Puro, Pour, Bur, Puri, Zur, Sur, Puhr, Pun

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Where is the Pur family from?

You can see how Pur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pur family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Pur families were found in USA in 1920. In 1861 there were 2 Pur families living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Pur's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Pur families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Pur. 100% of Pur men worked as a Carpenter. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pur 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Pur. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Pur. For the veterans among your Pur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pur lifespan?

Average Pur life expectancy in 1991 was 64 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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