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Parente Name Meaning

Italian: from the medieval personal name Parente, which originated as a reduced form of Bonparente, meaning ‘good parent’. Portuguese: from Portuguese parente ‘relative’.

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

Similar surnames: Parenti, Valente, Parent, Pane, Paretti, Piacente, Marte, Durante

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Where is the Parente family from?

You can see how Parente families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parente family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Parente families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Parente families living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Parente's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Parente families in 1880.
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What did your Parente ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parente. 28% of Parente men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Parente women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parente were Proprietor and Machine Operator.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Parente lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Parente life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Parente in 1942 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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