Peter Purcell

about 1777–12 August 1867 (Age 90)

The Life of Peter

When Peter Purcell was born about 1777, his father, Jonathan Pursell, was 37 and his mother, Esther or Hester Moon, was 45. He died on 12 August 1867, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Pursell
1740–1825
Esther or Hester Moon
1732–1815
Rebecca Purcell
1759–1838
Hannah Pursell
1759–
Peter Purcell
1777–1867
Jane Pursell
1763–
Thomas Pursell
1765–
Dennis Purcell
1767–
John Purcell
1768–1850
Elizabeth Pursell
1771–
Daniel Samuel Purcell Sr
1771–1854
Ann Pursell
1773–
Jacob W Pursel
1776–1850
Brice P. Pursell
1776–1830
Margaret Pursell
1778–

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Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘piglet’ (Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps affectionate in tone. This is a common surname in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century.

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