Percell Family History

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Percell Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Purcell, or alternatively of Percil (from Old French percer ‘to pierce’ + soel, suel ‘threshold’).

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

Similar surnames: Persell, Perrell, Purcell, Parcell, Pendell, Pursell, Parsell

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Percell Family Origin

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Percell Family Occupations

What did your Percell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Percell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Percell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Percell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Percell.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Percell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Percell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Percell 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Percell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Percell. For the veterans among your Percell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Percell Life Expectancy

What is the average Percell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Percell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Percell in 1955 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Percell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Percell 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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