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Marra Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from places so called in central and southern Italy, from marra ‘heap of stones’. Italian: from marra ‘hoe’ (from Latin marra), presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or a metonymic occupational name for an agricultural laborer. The surname is also found in Spain and Portugal in this sense.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Barra, Maria, Morra, Mirra, Maura, Mars, Marr, Parra, Murra, Mauri

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Where is the Marra family from?

You can see how Marra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Marra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Marra families living in Quebec. This was about 42% of all the recorded Marra's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Marra families in 1911.
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What did your Marra ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Marra. 50% of Marra men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Journalier
    36%
  • Labourer
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Marra. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Marra. For the veterans among your Marra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marra lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Marra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marra in 1947 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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