Parcell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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. "The family are of Norman origin, having been founded, at the place referred to, by Robert, a follower of Robert of Stafford, early in the reign of the Conqueror. He was son of Gilbert, son of Richard, Count of Corbeil in Normandy." 
Early Origins of the Parcell family
The surname Parcell was first found in Staffordshire where they held an estate now known as Pearshall, Peshale or Pershall. 
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. 
Another early record was found in the "Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I." which listed Thomas de Peshale, Staffordshire. 
Early History of the Parcell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parcell research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1341, 1374, 1376, 1376, 1531, 1629, 1539, 1676, 1634, 1633, 1702, 1633, 1696, 1653, 1670, 1795 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Parcell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the Parcell family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Persall (1633-1702), alias Harcourt, English Jesuit, born in Staffordshire in 1633, from of an ancient Catholic family there, vice-provincial of England in 1696. He entered the...
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Parcell migration to the United States +
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 
Parcell migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Parcell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. P.A.M. Parcell, (b. 1835), aged 28, Irish labourer travelling from Queenstown, Ireland aboard the ship "Golden Empire" arriving in Brisbane, Australia in July 1863 
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
Related Stories +
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
- ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Golden Empire (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.ozlists.com/genies/shipping/special_lists/s_golden_empire.htm