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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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Where is the Parfitt family from?

You can see how Parfitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parfitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parfitt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Parfitt family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Parfitt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Parfitt families in 1840.
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What did your Parfitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parfitt. 28% of Parfitt men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Parfitt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parfitt were Miner and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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