Composers: Henry


Name origin: German

Name meaning: House ruler


Name origin: English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin)

Name meaning: 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.