Parfitt Family History

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Parfitt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English parfit ‘fully trained’, ‘well versed’ (Old French parfit(e) ‘complete(d)’, from Latin perfectus, past participle of perficere ‘to finish or accomplish’), hence a nickname, probably originally denoting an apprentice who had completed his period of training. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a characteristic phonetic development in Old French and Middle English.) The modern English word perfect is a learned recoinage from Latin.

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

Similar surnames: Parkin, Parent, Parrott, Parfait, Pruitt, Pallett, Mabbitt, Garnett

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Parfitt Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Parfitt Family Origin

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Parfitt Family Occupations

What did your Parfitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Coal Miner, Farmer and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parfitt. A less common occupation for the Parfitt family was Glass Works. The most common Parfitt occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 15% of Parfitt's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Architect

  • Glass Works


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Parfitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Parfitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parfitt 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Parfitt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Parfitt. For the veterans among your Parfitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parfitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Parfitt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Parfitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Parfitt in 1955 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parfitt 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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