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Perritt Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Parrott .

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

Similar surnames: Porritt, Perrett, Perrott, Merritt, Meritt, Petitt, Bernitt, Pettitt

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Where is the Perritt family from?

You can see how Perritt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perritt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perritt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Perritt families living in South Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Perritt's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Perritt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perritt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perritt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perritt. 36% of Perritt men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Perritt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perritt were Machinist and Seamstress. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Farm Laborer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 840 immigration records available for the last name Perritt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Perritt. For the veterans among your Perritt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perritt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Perritt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Perritt in 1955 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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