Parr Family History

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Parr Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, which was named in Old English with pearr ‘enclosure’. German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish’, ‘district’, ‘minister’s house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr.

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

Similar surnames: Sparr, Barr, Paar, Park, Pfarr, Garr, Farr, Porr, Tarr, Marr

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Parr Family Origin

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Parr Family Occupations

What did your Parr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Parr. 36% of Parr men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Parr women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parr were Farmers Son and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Housewife

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

Parr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 208,000 census records available for the last name Parr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parr 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Parr. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Parr. For the veterans among your Parr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parr Life Expectancy

What is the average Parr lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Parr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Parr in 1947 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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