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Parlett Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Perlet Parlet a pet form of Peres (i.e. Peter see Pearce ) + the double diminutive suffix -elet. For the variation in the main vowel compare Parkin and Perkin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barlett, Pallett, Parrett, Parlette, Curlett, Pellett, Parrott

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Where is the Parlett family from?

You can see how Parlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parlett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Parlett families living in Manitoba. This was about 47% of all the recorded Parlett's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Parlett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parlett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parlett. 22% of Parlett men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Parlett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parlett were Clerk and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Parlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parlett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 744 immigration records available for the last name Parlett. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Parlett. For the veterans among your Parlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parlett lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Parlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Parlett in 1948 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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