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Percell Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Purcell . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


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

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Where is the Percell family from?

You can see how Percell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Percell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Percell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Percell families living in Ohio. This was about 26% of all the recorded Percell's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Percell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Percell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Percell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Percell. 28% of Percell men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Percell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Percell were Farm Laborer and Laundress. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Laundress
    7%
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What Percell family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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