James Purcell

15 September 1857–1861 (Age 3)
Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of James

When James Purcell was born on 15 September 1857, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, his father, Teeple Pursel, was 28 and his mother, Martha E. Nevins, was 24. He died in 1861, at the age of 4.

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Teeple Pursel
Martha E. Nevins
Henry A Purcell
James Purcell
William R Pursel

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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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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