History of your Surname
Get access to Parsell family records.Start a free trial

Parsell Family History

Parsell Name Meaning

English: variant of Purcell .

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

Similar surnames: Persell, Pursell, Parcell, Percell, Jarrell, Parcells, Barkell

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Parsell family from?

You can see how Parsell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parsell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parsell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Parsell families living in New York. This was about 59% of all the recorded Parsell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Parsell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parsell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parsell. 20% of Parsell men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Parsell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parsell were Farm Operator and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Parsell | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Laundress
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Parsell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Parsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parsell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Parsell

Passenger Lists

There are 68,000 immigration records available for the last name Parsell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Parsell immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Parsell. For the veterans among your Parsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Parsell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Parsell family history

Discover More

What is the average Parsell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Parsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Parsell in 1954 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parsell

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Parsell family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial