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Purcell Genealogy & History

Purcell is a very ancient occupational name for a swineherd, deriving from the Old French pourcel (related to the word pork), meaning piglet. Purcell family history records numerous variations of this name, including Purcell, Pursell, Porcells, Purchell, Purscel, Purtill, and many more. The Irish Purcells are found predominantly in Counties Kilkenny and Tipperary, and the name was first found in Surrey. Joseph Purcel settled at Barstable, Massachusetts, in 1822 and many others, including Andrew, Edward, James, and John followed between 1840 and 1870. Prominent names in Purcell genealogy include Star Trek comic book artist Gordon Purcell and American guitarist Ron Purcell.


Purcell Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Abbie Purcell-- --, 1896October ,1966TN
Barbara Purcell-- --, 1942April 8,2007CT
C Edgar Purcell-- --, 1918November 30,1991VA
D Walter Purcell-- --, 1914December ,1985MI

Purcell Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Donald Purcell-- --, 1930April 9,2001Colchester,VT
Fannie Purcell-- --, 1880April ,1966Villas,NJ
Gale Purcell-- --, 1907July ,1975Rogersville,TN
Hager Purcell-- --, 1912July 15,2003Willard,OH

Purcell Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Albert PurcellEuzelia EgertonFebruary 28,1970Wake, NC
Benjamin PurcellMartha WhitleyMay 21,1952Wake, NC
Charles PurcellCleo AshbyJanuary 17,1936Wake, NC
Donald PurcellJo WaldoSeptember 21,1978Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Purcell

1236th: Herron1237th: Walden
1238th: Guerra1239th: Stinson
1240th: Bowden1241st: Silverman
1242nd: Mobley1243rd: Tyson
1244th: Dunbar1245th: Maurer

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