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Marra Name Meaning

Italian (southern): habitational name from any of the places so called in central and southern Italy from marra ‘heap of stones’. Italian Galician and Portuguese: from marra ‘hoe’ in Galician and Portuguese also ‘big mallet for breaking stones’ (from Latin marra) presumably a metonymic occupational name for one who made such implements or for one who used them. English and Scottish: variant of Marrow .

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

Similar surnames: Barra, Maria, Morra, Mirra, Maura, Mars, Marr, Parra, Murra, Mauri

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Where is the Marra family from?

You can see how Marra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Marra families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 66 Marra families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Marra's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Marra families in 1880.
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What did your Marra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marra. 17% of Marra men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Marra women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marra were Farmer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Marra. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Marra. For the veterans among your Marra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marra lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Marra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marra in 1947 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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