Paris Family History

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Paris Name Meaning

French, English, and German: from the medieval personal name Paris, which is actually an Old French variant of Patrice (see Patrick), but which became associated with the name of the Trojan prince Paris in Homer’s Iliad. French, English, and German: habitational name from the French city of Paris or a nickname denoting someone who had Parisian connections, for example through trade. Catalan (París): from a reduced form of the personal name Aparici, which was given to children born on the Feast of the Epiphany, 6th January (see Aparicio). Hungarian (Páris): from the personal name Páris or Párizs.

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

Similar surnames: Baris, Mars, Maris, Caris, Parrish, Parise, Laris, Karis, Aris, Pardo

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Paris Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Paris name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Paris. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Paris Family Origin

Where is the Paris family from?

Paris Family Occupations

What did your Paris ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Paris occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 17% of Paris's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Paris family was Cul. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paris.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • Cul


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

Paris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Paris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paris 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Paris. 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 89,000 military records available for the last name Paris. For the veterans among your Paris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paris Life Expectancy

What is the average Paris lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Paris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paris in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paris 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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