Parras Family History

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Parras Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: topographic name meaning ‘vine bowers’, from the plural of Parra.

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

Similar surnames: Parra, Porras, Perras, Paras, Farias, Arras, Barras, Carris, Varas

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Parras Family Origin

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Parras Family Occupations

What did your Parras ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Parras occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Parras's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Bullwhacker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parras. A less common occupation for the Parras family was Cartman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Bullwhacker

  • Cartman


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

Parras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Parras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parras census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Parras

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Parras. 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 345 military records available for the last name Parras. For the veterans among your Parras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parras Life Expectancy

What is the average Parras lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Parras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Parras in 1960 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parras

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parras 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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