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The name Parshall arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Parshall family lived in Staffordshire, at Pearsall, from whence they took their name.

Parshall Early Origins



The surname Parshall 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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Parshall Spelling Variations


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Parshall Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Pearsall, Pershall, Persall, Parsil, Parcell, Parcel and many more.

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Parshall Early History


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Parshall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parshall 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 Parshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parshall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parshall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Parshall or a variant listed above were:

Parshall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonas Parshall, who settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Jonas Parshall, who arrived in Virginia in 1620

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parshall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parshall (post 1700)



  • Dr. Ralph Parshall, American scientist with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service who developed the Parshall flume
  • Ardis E. Parshall, American historian, freelance researcher specializing in Mormon history
  • Janet Parshall, American host of the Christian talk show In the Market with Janet Parshall
  • Karen Hunger Parshall (b. 1955), née Hunger, an American historian of mathematics, fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012
  • Horace Field Parshall (1865-1932), American electrical engineer for General Electric who later moving to the United Kingdom where he was director in the Central London Railway and The Lancashire Electric Power Company
  • George W. Parshall (b. 1929), American organometallic chemist, a senior scientist at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for many years, recipient of the American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (1995)

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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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Parshall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parshall 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.

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