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Purcell Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘piglet’ (Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps affectionate in tone. This is a common surname in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century.

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


Similar surnames: Purtill, Burrell, Hurrell, Percell, Durrell, Bursell, Perrell

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Purcell Family Origin

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Purcell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Purcell family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Purcell. The most common Purcell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Purcell's were Farmers.

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Purcell Historical Records

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Purcell Life Expectancy

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