Parsell Family History

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Parsell Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Purcell.

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

Similar surnames: Persell, Pursell, Parcell, Percell, Jarrell, Parcells, Barkell

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Parsell Family Origin

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Parsell Family Occupations

What did your Parsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Parsell occupation in the UK was Brick Layer. 9% of Parsell's were Brick Layers. A less common occupation for the Parsell family was Agricultural Labourer. Brick Layer, Shoemaker and Straw Plaiter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parsell.

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  • Brick Layer

  • Shoemaker

  • Straw Plaiter

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Parsell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Parsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parsell 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 68,000 immigration records available for the last name Parsell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Parsell. For the veterans among your Parsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parsell Life Expectancy

What is the average Parsell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Parsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Parsell in 1954 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parsell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parsell 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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