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Parmele Name Meaning

English: variant of Parmley .

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


Similar surnames: Parmelee, Parmely, Parmalee, Martell, Parmer, Parmeter, Parcell

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Where is the Parmele family from?

You can see how Parmele families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parmele family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Parmele families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Parmele families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Parmele's in USA. New York had the highest population of Parmele families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parmele surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parmele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parmele. 27% of Parmele men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Parmele women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parmele were Chemist and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Chemist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Parmele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parmele 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 308 immigration records available for the last name Parmele. 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 602 military records available for the last name Parmele. For the veterans among your Parmele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parmele lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Parmele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Parmele in 1960 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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