Para Family History

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Para Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a vigorous person, from para ‘breath’. Spanish and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from either of the places called Para, in Asturies and Burgos province.

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

Similar surnames: Pala, Vara, Bara, Lara, Pera, Paras, Jara, Parra, Papa, Parga

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Para Family Origin

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Para Family Occupations

What did your Para ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Para family was Farming. Laborer, Farmer and Cigar Stand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Para. The most common Para occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Para's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Cigar Stand

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Para ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Para Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Para. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Para census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Para. 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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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Para. For the veterans among your Para ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Para Life Expectancy

What is the average Para lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Para life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Para in 1948 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Para

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Para ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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