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Puxty Family History

Puxty Surname Meaning

from Puckstye Farm in Hartfield or Puxty Wood in Wadhurst (both in Sussex) although the latter may in fact derive from the surname. The place-name appears to derive from Old English pūca ‘goblin’ + stīg ‘path narrow road’.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Putty, Pusey, Pust, Pulte, Putz, Purdy, Duty, Prunty, Puett, Pultz

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Where is the Puxty family from?

You can see how Puxty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puxty family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 10 Puxty families living in Kent. This was about 23% of all the recorded Puxty's in United Kingdom. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Puxty families in 1891.
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What did your Puxty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Puxty. 34% of Puxty men worked as a General Labourer and 95% of Puxty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puxty were Incapacitated and Household Duties (unpaid). .

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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

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Farmworker
    34%
  • Incapacitated
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    95%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 78 immigration records available for the last name Puxty. 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 96 military records available for the last name Puxty. For the veterans among your Puxty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puxty lifespan?

Average Puxty life expectancy in 1993 was 83 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 73.

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