When Daniel Haughawout Purcell was born on 12 March 1795, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Purcell, was 26 and his mother, Mary Haughawout, was 24. He married Elizabeth Wells on 15 January 1811, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Scioto Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 October 1860, in Commercial Point, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Commercial Point, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.
English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .
English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.
From "The Purcell Family Genealogy Association: Scioto Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio, 1879. Daniel Pursell came from New Jersey with his family and located on the Williams Farm near Scioto River, where h …