Parr Family History

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Parr Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, which was named in Old English with pearr ‘enclosure’. German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish’, ‘district’, ‘minister’s house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr.

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


Similar surnames: Sparr, Barr, Paar, Park, Pfarr, Garr, Farr, Porr, Tarr, Marr

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Parr Family Origin

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Parr Family Occupations

What did your Parr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parr. A less common occupation for the Parr family was Farming. The most common Parr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Parr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Parr Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Parr Life Expectancy

What is the average Parr lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Parr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Parr in 1947 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parr 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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