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 1939, Accounting Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pursell. 2% of Pursell men worked as an Accounting Clerk and 48% of Pursell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pursell were Apprentice Engineers Turner and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Aircraft Detail Fitter
  • Aircraft Fusibus Detail Fill
  • Apprentice Engineers Turner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Unpaid
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pursell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pursell. 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 3,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pursell

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