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Pursell Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Purcell, a habitational name for someone from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. Variant of German Purschel, Burschel, or Bürschel, diminutives of Bursch. Altered spelling of Burzel, Burzle, or Bürzel (see Burts).

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


Similar surnames: Persell, Parsell, Bursell, Purtell, Munsell, Purtill, Durell, Purnell

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Where is the Pursell family from?

You can see how Pursell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pursell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pursell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 96 Pursell families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Pursell's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Pursell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pursell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pursell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pursell. 73% of Pursell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Domestic Unpaid
    4%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    4%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Pursell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pursell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pursell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pursell. For the veterans among your Pursell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pursell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pursell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pursell in 1947 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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