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Parshall Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of South German Parschall, a variant of Parschalk, a status name for a freeholder (a freeman with few service obligations), from Middle High German bar ‘naked’, ‘free from’, ‘apparent’ + schalk ‘servant’, ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Marshall, Pershall, Marschall, Marchal, Prall, Marshal, Pursell

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Where is the Parshall family from?

You can see how Parshall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parshall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parshall families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Parshall families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Parshall's in the UK. London had the highest population of Parshall families in 1891.
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What did your Parshall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Parshall. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Parshall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parshall 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 700 immigration records available for the last name Parshall. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Parshall. For the veterans among your Parshall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parshall lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Parshall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Parshall in 1954 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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