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Origins of the Pugh surname

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We have a total number of 135635 records for people with the last name Pugh.

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Alternative variations of the name Pugh

Pugh, Pew, Pughs, Pews, Pue

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Where do most Pughs live?

In 1921, most Pughs lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Pughs

How common is your surname?

424th most common surname in the UK

We have 121,000 records for the Pugh surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Pughs most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Pugh first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Pughs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Pughs in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Pughs in 1921
Coal Miner




Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


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