Pursell Family History

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Pursell Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Purcell, a habitational name for someone from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. Variant of German Purschel, Burschel, or Bürschel, diminutives of Bursch. Altered spelling of Burzel, Burzle, or Bürzel (see Burts).

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

Similar surnames: Persell, Parsell, Bursell, Purtell, Munsell, Purtill, Durell, Purnell

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Pursell Family Origin

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Pursell Family Occupations

What did your Pursell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pursell. A less common occupation for the Pursell family was Blacksmith. The most common Pursell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Pursell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Pursell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pursell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pursell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pursell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pursell. For the veterans among your Pursell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pursell Life Expectancy

What is the average Pursell lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pursell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pursell in 1947 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pursell 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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