Last name: PURCELL

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PURCELL : This last name is indexed 86,364 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PURCELL : 1: English Welsh and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’) hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall.2: English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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