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PURCELL Family History

This interesting surname is widespread in both Ireland and England and is of Norman descent, a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, deriving from the Old French "pourcel" meaning piglet. The Irish Purcells are found mainly in Counties Kilkenny and Tipperary. The picturesque ruined castle of Loughmoe, the seat of the head of the family, is a well known landmark near Thurles in Co. Tipperary. Though Norman, the Purcells did not come to Ireland until some years after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1172, when they became adherents of the great Butler (Ormond) family. Early recordings of the surname in England include Ralph Purcel (1159) in the Pipe Rolls of Staffordshire, and William Purcell (1230) in the Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire...

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Hey, Celeste. Its Kaylah Harris. You're welcome, hon, for trying to find your 5th great grandfather. If I give you some information, do you think you could trace it for me. We might find out how we're related.


This msg is for Kaylah Harris. This is Celeste. Thank you for your response. Busy today but will get a post together for you. Thanks so much for the offer if help.


Hello I am looking for information about my family. They are from Paulstown and Goresbridge? Ann


Hi, this is Kaylah Harris. This message is for Celeste. I tried to search your 5th great grandfather. The search came up empty. If you could give me more information about your Purcells, I'll be glad to look the people up on find a grave if they are deceased.


Hello my name is Celeste, Looking for any information on my 5th Great Grandfather. James Purcell, Born Ireland, around 1740, died 1793, Halifax County, Virginia. Married possibly and Elizabeth Hall. Any info about his years in Ireland or immigration would be tremendously helpful. Thank you in advance.


Hi. My name is Kaylah Harris. I'm from Connersvill, Fayette County, Indiana, USA. My great great great great grandmother's maiden name was Purcell. She is buried in Bethany Cemetery, Dugger, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA.


I am descended from Thomas Pursell/Purcell born about 1662-1667 in Ireland. He was first married in Ireland (wife's name unknown) and he had two children born there Daniel and Dennis Purcell. They moved from Ireland to New York in the USA. Thomas was 2nd married to Christiana Van Woggelum. DNA says the family were in Ireland some 3000 years ago. This proves they are not descended from Sir Hugh Purcell who came to Ireland later. I would to connect with Irish Purcell who would join with me and having their DNA tested to see if we are related. My email address is and my name is Judith Purcell. I would enjoy hearing from you.

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