Paras Family History

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Paras Name Meaning

probably Spanish or Asturian-Leonese, habitational name from a place named with the plural of Para.

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

Similar surnames: Para, Parras, Lara, Arras, Varas, Paris, Patras, Karas, Parham, Mars

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Paras Family Origin

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Paras Family Occupations

What did your Paras ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Paras family was Farmer. The most common Paras occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Paras's were Laborers. Laborer, Blacksmith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paras.

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  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Paras ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Paras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Paras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paras 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paras. 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 Card

There are 778 military records available for the last name Paras. For the veterans among your Paras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paras Life Expectancy

What is the average Paras lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Paras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paras in 1942 was 30, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paras ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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