Pershall Family History

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Pershall Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Perschall, a variant of Parschall (see Parshall).

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

Similar surnames: Parshall, Shall, Gutshall, Pursell, Pershing, Piersall, Marshall

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Pershall Family Origin

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Pershall Family Occupations

What did your Pershall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pershall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Pershall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pershall family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Grocer and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pershall.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Dress Maker

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pershall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pershall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pershall 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 116 immigration records available for the last name Pershall. 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 388 military records available for the last name Pershall. For the veterans among your Pershall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pershall Life Expectancy

What is the average Pershall lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pershall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pershall in 1956 was 53, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pershall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pershall 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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