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Percival is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Percival family lived in Somerset. The name, however, is a reference to one of two towns named Percevill, in Calvados, Normandy, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Percival Early Origins



The surname Percival was first found in Somerset. "Robert, Lord of Breherval, in Normandy, and his son Ascelin Gouel de Percival, both fought under the Norman banner at Hastings, and both obtained many extensive manors in the conquered country. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Percival Spelling Variations


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Percival Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Percival has been recorded under many different variations, including Perceval, Percival, Percevale, Percivall and others.

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Percival Early History


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Percival Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Percival research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1089, 1661 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Percival History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Percival Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Percival Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Percival Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Percival In Ireland


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Percival In Ireland



Some of the Percival family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Percivals were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Percival Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Percival, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Henry and Elizabeth Percival settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Eliz Percival, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Thomas Percival settled in Barbados in 1694
  • Andrew Percival, who arrived in Carolina in 1696

Percival Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Percival, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1812
  • George Percival, aged 72, arrived in Virginia in 1812
  • John Percival, aged 27, landed in Virginia in 1812
  • Joseph Percival, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Carrie Percival, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1897
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Percival Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anne E. Percival, aged 30, who settled in America from Wexford, in 1903
  • Annie Percival, aged 31, who landed in America from Bedford, in 1904
  • Alice Percival, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Chas. A. S. Percival, aged 25, who landed in America from Bournemouth, England, in 1907
  • Chas. Henry Percival, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Cellridge, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Percival Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Percival, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815

Percival Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Percival, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • William Percival arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Vincent Percival, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

Percival Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. G. Percival arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surge" in 1855
  • William Percival, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Aubrey Percival, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Harriet Percival, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Arthur Percival, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Percival (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Percival (post 1700)



  • Loren Percival, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colebrook, 1833-34
  • Lewis H. Percival, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in SAINT Martin, 1884; U.S. Vice Commercial Agent (Vice Consul) in SAINT Christopher, 1897
  • James Percival, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1831
  • Gerald E. Percival, American politician, Mayor of Malvern, Arkansas, 1959
  • Troy Percival (b. 1969), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher
  • James Gates Percival (1795-1854), American poet
  • Thomas Percival (1740-1804), English physician
  • Launcelot Jefferson Percival KVCO (1869-1941), Anglican priest who served in the Ecclesiastical Households of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI
  • John "Mad Jack" Percival (1779-1862), American legendary officer in the United States Navy, eponym of the USS Percival (DD-298), and the Percival (DD–452)
  • Lance Percival (b. 1933), British actor and comedian
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Percival Historic Events


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Percival Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley E P Percival (b. 1920), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Plumstead, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sub cruce candida
Motto Translation: Under the white cross.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Percival Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Percival 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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