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Parfait Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French parfit ‘complete(d)’ (see Parfitt). This name is found chiefly in LA.

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

Similar surnames: Parfitt, Parrot, Parent, Pratt, Sartain, Prast, Parady, Palaia

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Where is the Parfait family from?

You can see how Parfait families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parfait family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Parfait families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 16 Parfait families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Parfait's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Parfait families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parfait surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parfait ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Fishing was the top reported job for people in the US named Parfait. 38% of Parfait men worked as a Fishing.

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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

  • Fishing
  • Laborer
  • Trapper
  • Fishtrap
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Census Records

There are 784 census records available for the last name Parfait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parfait census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 152 immigration records available for the last name Parfait. 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 133 military records available for the last name Parfait. For the veterans among your Parfait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parfait lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Parfait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Parfait in 1947 was 27, and 68 in 2004.

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