Parra Family History

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Parra Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Galician: from parra ‘vine bower’, ‘trellis’, a topographic name or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Barra, Parras, Parga, Palma, Parr, Marra, Carra, Perra, Para, Palla

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Parra Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parra name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Parra. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Parra Family Origin

Where is the Parra family from?

Parra Family Occupations

What did your Parra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parra family was Cigar Manufacturer. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parra. The most common Parra occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Parra's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Cigar Manufacturer


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

Parra Historical Records

What Parra family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Parra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parra 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Parra. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Parra. For the veterans among your Parra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parra Life Expectancy

What is the average Parra lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Parra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Parra in 1943 was 23, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parra 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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