Parmenter Family History

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Parmenter Name Meaning

English (mainly Essex): occupational name for a maker of facings and trimmings, Middle English, Old French par(e)mentier (from parement ‘fitting’, ‘finishing’, Late Latin paramentum, a derivative of parare ‘to prepare or adorn’).

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

Similar surnames: Parmentier, Permenter, Carpenter, Panter, Armentor, Painter, Parent

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Parmenter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parmenter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Parmenter. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Parmenter Family Origin

Where is the Parmenter family from?

Parmenter Family Occupations

What did your Parmenter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parmenter family was Laborer. The most common Parmenter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Parmenter's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parmenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Parmenter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Parmenter Historical Records

What Parmenter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Parmenter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parmenter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Parmenter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Parmenter. For the veterans among your Parmenter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parmenter Life Expectancy

What is the average Parmenter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Parmenter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Parmenter in 1944 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parmenter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parmenter 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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