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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Purnell

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Notable Persons With the Name Purnell

Purnell Pratt was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1914 to 1941. Purnell was born on October 20th, 1885 in Bethel, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on July 25th, 1941.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Purnell

Ella Purnell is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2010. Ella was born on September 17th, 1996 in London.

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James Purnell is a for Stalybridge, Hyde, for Canonbury East Ward, Secretary of State for Work, Pensions, Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport, Minister of State for Pensions, Member of Parliament, forStalybridge, Islington Borough Councillor, Department for Work, a. James was born on March 2nd, 1970 in City of London.

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Oliver Purnell is a notable human. Oliver was born on May 19th, 1953 in Berlin, Maryland.

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William R. Purnell was a leading somebody. His military service ended in 1946. William was born on September 6th, 1886 in Bowling Green, Missouri. He passed away on March 5th, 1955.

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Glynn Purnell is a famed individual. Glynn was born in 1975.

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Tony Purnell is a businessman. Tony was born on May 23rd, 1958 in Carshalton.

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How popular is the baby name Purnell in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1915 11 0 11
1916 7 0 7
1917 7 0 7
1919 21 6 15
1920 10 0 10
1921 13 0 13
1923 5 0 5
1924 9 0 9
1925 10 0 10
1926 6 0 6
1927 11 0 11
1928 10 0 10
1929 9 0 9
1930 10 0 10
1931 8 0 8
1932 7 0 7
1933 9 0 9
1935 9 0 9
1937 8 0 8
1938 11 0 11
1939 11 0 11
1941 10 0 10
1942 6 0 6
1943 7 0 7
1944 18 0 18
1945 7 0 7
1946 14 0 14
1947 10 0 10
1948 15 0 15
1949 9 0 9
1950 8 0 8
1951 13 0 13
1952 11 0 11
1953 12 0 12
1954 12 0 12
1955 11 0 11
1956 10 0 10
1957 15 0 15
1958 15 0 15
1959 11 0 11
1960 8 0 8
1961 8 0 8
1962 5 0 5
1963 17 0 17
1964 19 0 19
1965 17 0 17
1966 14 0 14
1967 18 0 18
1968 8 0 8
1969 12 0 12
1970 13 0 13
1971 14 0 14
1972 13 0 13
1973 13 0 13
1974 7 0 7
1977 11 0 11
1978 11 0 11
1979 13 0 13
1980 6 0 6
1981 8 0 8
1982 9 0 9
1983 8 0 8
1984 9 0 9
1985 5 0 5
1986 6 0 6
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 7 0 7
1992 10 0 10
1994 8 0 8
1995 8 0 8
2003 6 0 6
2004 5 0 5
2010 6 0 6

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Popularity of Purnell as a last name

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Common last names for Purnell

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Purnell U.S.
  White 31.94% 64.26%
  African American 62.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Purnell

People with the last name Purnell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Purnell

  • How Popular is the name Purnell? Purnell is the 12,043rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Purnell was the 4,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Purnell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 768 babies born with the first name Purnell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Purnell to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Purnell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Purnell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Purnell is Tuesday, May 9th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Purnell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Purnell was in 1964 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Purnell Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Purnell is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Purnell: Your name in reverse order is Llenrup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urelpnl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Purnell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,441 people with the last name Purnell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Purnell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Purnell as their last name.

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What does the name Purnell mean?

Pis for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

Uis for understanding, you show for others.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.