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

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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.

Source: Census data for Parr | Data not to scale

Parr Historical Records

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Parr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parr

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