What does Purcell mean?

Definitions for Purcell
pɜrˈsɛl for 1 ; ˈpɜr səl for 2pur·cell

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  1. Purcell, Henry Purcellnoun

    English organist at Westminster Abbey and composer of many theatrical pieces (1659-1695)


  1. purcell

    Henry Purcell (, rare: c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Purcell's style of Baroque music was uniquely English, although it incorporated Italian and French elements. Generally considered among the greatest English opera composers, Purcell is often linked with John Dunstaple and William Byrd as England's most important early music composers. No later native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, William Walton and Benjamin Britten in the 20th century.


  1. purcell

    Purcell, typically associated with Henry Purcell, refers to a late seventeenth-century English composer. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers, known for his various innovative works for the church, the court, and the theatre. His music combines elements of English and French Baroque styles. "Purcell" could also refer to scores, pieces, or genres of music linked to this composer. Furthermore, it can also be a surname of English origin.


  1. Purcell

    Purcell is a city and county seat of McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. It is named after E.B. Purcell, of Manhattan, former director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It is often called the "Quarterhorse Capital of the World" and the official motto is "Heart of Oklahoma". As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,884.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Purcell is ranked #1599 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Purcell surname appeared 22,383 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Purcell.

    86.7% or 19,406 total occurrences were White.
    6.8% or 1,524 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 624 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 416 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 300 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 112 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Purcell in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Purcell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    Once Tori and I found out that we were pregnant, we encouraged Gina Purcell to get pregnant, and since it's her third one, she was like, ‘ Oh, I don't know, I'm not sure, the kids are a little bit older. ’ Rhen they ended up trying and got pregnant. So it's super fun, super lucky.

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