Pearsall Family DNA
Number of Pearsalls By Location
Maps by Family
The History of the Parshall Family from the Conquest of England by
William of Normandy, A.D. 1066 to the Close of the 19th Century
The Parshall Family A.D. 870-1913 (1915)
Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America (1928)
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This website is dedicated to members of the
Pearsall family and extended cousins worldwide (including variant
surnames and adoptees), the Pearsall family history, and the Pearsall
family genealogy. The website also contains information relating to the Pearsall Family DNA Surname Project which is open
to anyone who wants to test or verify their relationship to other
Pearsall family members (43-marker male Y-chromosome STR genetic
genealogy test). Your participation and support are important.
The purposes of this website are:
to help us collectively discover how we are related,
to serve as an opportunity to network / reconnect with family
members and cousins worldwide, and
to memorialize the life of each member of the
family (publicly or privately) as they may wish.
The family surname may have evolved over eight hundred years into
many surnames, these include:-
Parcoll, Parsell, Parsells, Parsels, Parshall,
Parsil, Parsill, Parsils, Parsoll, Parsolls, Pascal, Pashley, Passal, Passaley, Passelew, Pearcall, Pearceall, Pearceaull, Pearsall, Pearsel, Pearsell, Pearsol, Pearsoll, Peartil, Peashall, Peirsol, Perceaull, Persall, Persaul, Persee, Persel, Pershall, Persil, Persils, Persoll, Pertil, Perzel, Peschale, Peshale, Peshall, Pesenschale, Pexsall, Piersol,
Piersoll, Piercall, Pierceall, Piersall,
Porselly, Purcall, Purcel, Purcell,
Purkell, Pursel, Pursel, Pursell, Purshale, Pursley, Purslow, Pussal, and Pysse. Other related ancestral surnames include: Corbeil,
Lumley, Suggenhull, Swinnerton, and Swynnerton.
Underlined = more common spelling of the family surname
The Y-STR genealogical DNA test will help confirm whether or not
each surname is related and, if related, piece together how they are
All of these possibly related surnames (and
probably a few others not listed) potentially share a common paternal
ancestor from Ålesund, Norway
– Rollo (Gange Hrolf in Norwegian).
Rollo was the Duke of Normandy, France between the years 911 and 932 A.D.
(born ~854 A.D., died 932 A.D). Rollo is believed to be the thirty-third
generation of a line of Scandinavian / Viking noblemen from Sweden and Norway.
Six generations after Rollo, his descendants
resettled to England and shortly thereafter (about seven generations
after Rollo in ~1200 A.D.) the Norman family took ownership of the Peshale Manor, now called Pershall near what is today
Eccleshall, Staffordshire County, England. The
name of the manor thus became the origin of the Pearsall family surname.
Twenty-four generations after Rollo in ~1629,
Thomas Pearsall resettled to the English colony in Virginia to start tobacco farming.
American Pearsalls can be found throughout the United States, though greatest
concentrations are predominately in the states of New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire,
North Carolina, Florida,
Oregon, and Montana. Pearsalls
in Australia, South Africa, New
Zealand and Canada
probably trace their roots to immigrants from England. More recent
migrations also include Canada
to South Africa, Australia to California,
the United States to Canada, the United
States to Finland,
and from England to France.
More content will be included over the coming
months. Please feel free to contact me; your comments, questions, and
participation are welcomed.
Pearsall Family DNA – Surname Project Administrator
Rootsweb/Ancestry Administrator for: Parshall,
Persall, Pershall, Peshall, Pierceall,
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
U.S.A./W. Hemisphere telephone:
+1-888-806-6564 or +1-917-338-7552 (Central U.S.
U.K./Europe/Africa/Middle-East telephone: +44
Australia/New Zealand/Asia-Pacific telephone:
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Box 1000116, New York
City, NY 10022-8632 U.S.A.
Workgroup homepage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pearsall-family
Genealogy webpage: http://resources.rootsweb.com/surnames/p/e/PEARSALL/
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contribution to the project, a link on the left-hand column is available
to fund DNA testing costs.