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Piersol is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Piersol family lived in Staffordshire, at Pearsall, from whence they took their name.

Piersol Early Origins



The surname Piersol 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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Piersol Spelling Variations


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Piersol Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Pearsall, Pershall, Persall, Parsil, Parcell, Parcel and many more.

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Piersol Early History


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Piersol Early History



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

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Piersol Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Piersol Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Piersol or a variant listed above:

Piersol Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James L. Piersol, aged 47, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Mrs. Leo A. Piersol, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • George M. Piersol, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Florence L Piersol, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Edwin Piersol, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Piersol (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Piersol (post 1700)



  • Catherine Piersol, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lawrence Leroy Piersol (b. 1940), United States federal jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (1993-2009)

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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.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

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  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. 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.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Piersol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piersol 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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