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Parrella Family History

Parrella Name Meaning

Italian (mainly Campania): from Campanian dialect parrella ‘great titmouse’ presumably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way. Compare Parrilla .

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

Similar surnames: Parrilla, Parella, Perella, Portella, Zarrella, Perrella, Cardella

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Where is the Parrella family from?

You can see how Parrella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parrella family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Parrella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Parrella family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Parrella's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Parrella families in 1880.
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What did your Parrella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parrella. 39% of Parrella men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Parrella women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parrella were Tailor and Examiner. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Puffing
  • Beautician
  • Examiner
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Parrella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parrella 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Parrella. 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 607 military records available for the last name Parrella. For the veterans among your Parrella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parrella lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Parrella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Parrella in 1954 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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