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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Purrington

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Alt. Meaning

P is for playful, the fun side of you.

U is for unique, your love of life.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

R is for rock star, let it out!

I is for immense, are your great qualities

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Notable Persons With the Last Name Purrington

Ben Purrington is a soccer player for the Plymouth Argyle F.C. Ben was born on May 20th, 1996 in Exeter, England. Ben is also known as Purrington and Ben.


Edward was born on December 6th, 1929. He died on April 14th, 2012.


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Popularity of Purrington as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Purrington U.S.
  White 87.70% 64.26%
  African American 9.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Purrington

People with the last name Purrington are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Purrington

  • How Popular is the name Purrington? As a last name Purrington was the 36,630th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Purrington first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Purrington is Friday, August 2nd, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Purrington? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Purrington. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Purrington: Your name in reverse order is Notgnirrup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tripnrguno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Purrington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 610 people with the last name Purrington.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Purrington? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Purrington as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Purrington born Nov 22, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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