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Percival Name Meaning

from the personal name Perceval, first found as the name of the hero of an epic poem by the 12th-century French poet Crestien de Troyes, describing the quest for the holy grail. The origin of the name is uncertain; it may be associated with the Gaulish personal name Pritorix or it may be an alteration of the Celtic name Peredur (see Priddy). It seems to have been altered as the result of folk etymological association with Old French perce(r) ‘to pierce or breach’ + val ‘valley’. Norman habitational name from either of the two places in Calvados named Perceval.

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


Similar surnames: Civil, Perman, Perna, Merica, Pereira, Percell, Mercil, Perala

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Percival Family Origin

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Percival Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Percival family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Percival. The most common Percival occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Percival's were Farmers.

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Percival Life Expectancy

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