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Pursel Name Meaning

Variant of Pursell .

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

Similar surnames: Purlee, Pursell, Purser, Pucel, Burel, Musel, Persell, Muriel, Suriel

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Where is the Pursel family from?

You can see how Pursel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pursel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pursel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Pursel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Pursel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pursel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pursel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pursel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pursel. 24% of Pursel men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Pursel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pursel were Truck Driver and Nurse. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pursel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pursel 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 333 immigration records available for the last name Pursel. 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 Pursel. For the veterans among your Pursel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pursel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pursel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pursel in 1948 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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