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Parnell Family History

Parnell Name Meaning
English (mainly Devon): from the medieval female personal name Peronel, Pernel, Parnell, a vernacular form of Latin Petronilla. This is a diminutive of Petronia, feminine of Petronius, a Roman family name of uncertain etymology. It was borne by an early Roman martyr about whom little is known.

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

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133,822 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,724 Military Records
8,724 Immigration Records
94,161 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Parnell Families

  • Number of Parnell families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Parnell families
     237 - 471
     80 - 236
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Parnell families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Parnell Family Origin

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Parnell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Parnell

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Parnell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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