May 24, 2015 § 2 Comments
From an English last name, derived from a French place name, “Perci”, a small Norman village; or a shortened version of “Percival“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Parsifal, Parzifal, Perce, Perceval, Percevale, Percie, Percival, Percyvelle.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Percy Weil, a New York theatrical agent, in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).