Parent Family History

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Parent Name Meaning

English and French: from Middle English, Old French parent ‘parent’, ‘relative’, hence a nickname for someone who was related to an important member of the community. English and French: nickname for someone of striking or imposing appearance, from Middle English, Old French parent ‘notable’, ‘impressive’.

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

Similar surnames: Brent, Argent, Largent, Sargent, Parrent, Parente, Parrot, Parrett

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Parent Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parent name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Parent Family Origin

Where is the Parent family from?

Parent Family Occupations

What did your Parent ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parent. A less common occupation for the Parent family was Keeping House. The most common Parent occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Parent's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Parent Historical Records

What Parent family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Parent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parent 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Parent. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Parent. For the veterans among your Parent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parent Life Expectancy

What is the average Parent lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Parent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Parent in 1941 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parent 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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