Parmar Family History

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Parmar Name Meaning

Indian (Rajasthan and neighboring states): Hindu (Rajput) name meaning ‘one that strikes the enemy’, from Sanskrit para ‘alien’, ‘enemy’ + mara ‘strike’, ‘kill’. The Parmars ruled in Malwa, which is now part of Madhya Pradesh. They consider themselves one of the Agnikulas or ‘Fire Tribes’ (see Chauhan for the Agnikula legend).

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

Similar surnames: Parmer, Barman, Varma, Amar, Sarkar, Farmer, Parsa, Paras, Parma

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Parmar Family Origin

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Parmar Family Occupations

What did your Parmar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parmar family was Lt. U.S. Army. Bridge Builder and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Parmar. The most common Parmar occupation in the USA was Bridge Builder. 33% of Parmar's were Bridge Builders.

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  • Bridge Builder

  • Farmer

  • Lt. U.S. Army


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Parmar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Parmar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parmar 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Parmar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Parmar. For the veterans among your Parmar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parmar Life Expectancy

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Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Parmar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Parmar in 1978 was 94, and 59 in 2004.

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