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Parmalee Family History

Parmalee Name Meaning

English: variant of Parmley . This form of the surname is recorded in England in the 17th century but appears to have died out there in the 18th or 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Parmelee, Pantaleo, Parmele, Plumlee, Parmely, Barbaree, Pralle

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Where is the Parmalee family from?

You can see how Parmalee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parmalee family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Parmalee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Parmalee families living in Connecticut. This was about 47% of all the recorded Parmalee's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Parmalee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parmalee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parmalee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parmalee. 17% of Parmalee men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Parmalee women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parmalee were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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What Parmalee family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Parmalee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parmalee 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Parmalee. 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 523 military records available for the last name Parmalee. For the veterans among your Parmalee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parmalee lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Parmalee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Parmalee in 1954 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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