The Parslough name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Purslow, in Shropshire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name
Pussa and the Old English word hlaw.
is a burial mound; in Modern English the word for a burial mound is tumulus, which is derived from Latin. The place-name as a whole means "burial mound of a man named Pussa."
Early Origins of the Parslough family
The surname Parslough was first found in Shropshire
at Purslow, a hamlet that dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Possalau. The place name is derived from the Old English words personal name
+ hlaw, and literally means "tumulus (mound of earth and stones) of a man called Pussa." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Of interest is a certain Robert Parslow. " It is traditionally said that a military chest of money was left at the house of Robert Parslow, in the town [of Watlington in Oxfordshire], and never afterwards claimed, in consequence of which he bequeathed a liberal donation to the poor of the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Parslough family
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Parslough Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Parslough has undergone many spelling variations
, including Purslow, Purseglove, Purselove, Pursley, Pursly and others.
Early Notables of the Parslough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Parslough family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Parslough were among those contributors: James Pursley settled in Barbados in 1679; David, George, Robert and William Pursley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870; John Purslow (Purslone) arrived in Philadelphia in 1677.