Parshall Family History

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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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Parshall Family Origin

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Parshall Family Occupations

What did your Parshall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Parshall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Parshall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Parshall family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parshall.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Parshall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Parshall Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 700 immigration records available for the last name Parshall. 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.

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Draft Card

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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Parshall Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parshall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parshall ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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