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Persell Name Meaning

English: variant of Purcell . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Pursell, Percell, Persall, Parsell, Pernell, Piersall, Pendell

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Where is the Persell family from?

You can see how Persell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Persell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Persell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Persell families living in Indiana. This was about 41% of all the recorded Persell's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Persell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Persell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Persell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Persell. 46% of Persell men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Persell women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Persell were Salesman and House Keeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Nurse
  • House Keeper
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What Persell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Persell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persell 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 121 immigration records available for the last name Persell. 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 486 military records available for the last name Persell. For the veterans among your Persell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Persell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Persell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Persell in 1952 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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