Parrish Family History

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Parrish Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris (see Paris 1). Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh (compare Norris), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.

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

Similar surnames: Paris, Harris, Parris, Parrill, Sarris, Parise, Garriss, Parish

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Parrish Family Origin

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Parrish Family Occupations

What did your Parrish ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Parrish. 39% of Parrish men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Parrish women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parrish were Blacksmith and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Blacksmith

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Parrish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Parrish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parrish 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Parrish. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Parrish. For the veterans among your Parrish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parrish Life Expectancy

What is the average Parrish lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Parrish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Parrish in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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