Parran Family History

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Parran Name Meaning

French: perhaps a variant of Parrain, relationship name from parrain ‘godfather’. English: possibly a variant of Parent.

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

Similar surnames: Farran, Harman, Barras, Parman, Ferran, Pardon, Warren, Parrent

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Parran Family Origin

Where is the Parran family from?

Parran Family Occupations

What did your Parran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parran family was Clerk In Store. The most common Parran occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Parran's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Hand and Bag Commission were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parran.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Hand

  • Bag Commission

  • Clerk In Store


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

Parran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Parran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parran 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Parran. 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 471 military records available for the last name Parran. For the veterans among your Parran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parran Life Expectancy

What is the average Parran lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Parran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Parran in 1959 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parran

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parran 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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