Parrott Family History

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Parrott Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name which took various forms: e.g. Perot, Parot, Paret, all pet forms of Peter. The word parrot, denoting the talking bird, is most probably from the personal name (compare robin, which is from a diminutive of Robert; also jackdaw and magpie). The bird name is most unlikely to be the source of the surname. English: possibly a habitational name from North and South Perrott in Somerset, which are named for the river Parret, on which they stand.

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

Similar surnames: Parrot, Parrett, Barrow, Sarratt, Parfitt, Barrett, Parrotta, Garrott

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Parrott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parrott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Parrott. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Parrott Family Origin

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Parrott Family Occupations

What did your Parrott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Parrott family was School. Farmer, Scholar and Nailer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parrott. The most common Parrott occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Parrott's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Scholar

  • Nailer

  • School


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Parrott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Parrott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parrott 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Parrott. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Parrott. For the veterans among your Parrott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parrott Life Expectancy

What is the average Parrott lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Parrott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Parrott in 1943 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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