Charles Purcell was born in 1792, in Prince William, Virginia, United States as the son of Lt George W Purcell. He married Nancy Dyer on 26 July 1814, in Mason, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in New Harmony, Harmony Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1830 and Harmony Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1840.
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’.
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