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Parcell is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Parcell family lived in Staffordshire, at Pearsall, from whence they took their name.

Parcell Early Origins



The surname Parcell was first found in Staffordshire where they held an estate now known as Pearshall, Peshale or Pershall. "The family are of Norman origin, having been founded a the place referred to by Robert, a follower of Robert of Stafford, early in the reign of the Conqueror." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Robert Fitz Gilbert de Corbeil, acquired the manor of Peshale, and his son Robert was the first to begin calling himself de Peshale after the name of this manor.

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Parcell Spelling Variations


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Parcell Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Pearsall, Pershall, Persall, Parsil, Parcell, Parcel and many more.

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Parcell Early History


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Parcell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parcell research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1341, 1374, 1376, 1376, 1531, 1629, 1539, 1795 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Parcell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parcell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parcell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parcell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Parcell name or one of its variants:

Parcell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Parcell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Ellen Parcell who arrived in New York on the ship "Star of the West" in 1851
  • Morgan Parcell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parcell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parcell (post 1700)



  • C. E. Parcell, American architect, active in the early 1900s
  • Evans Parcell (d. 1987), American magazine illustrator, brother of Malcolm Parcell
  • Malcolm Stevens Parcell (1896-1987), American artist who won the 1925 Carnegie Prize
  • Ben Parcell, English singer songwriter, known for his work with Chris Helme, Alice Gold and Ben Marwood
  • Matt Parcell (b. 1992), Australian professional rugby league footballer, grandson of Gary Parcell
  • Gary Parcell, Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Parcell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parcell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 April 2016 at 08:40.

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