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Parrett Name Meaning

English (southern counties): from a Middle English personal name, a pet form of Peter. Compare Parrott.

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


Similar surnames: Parrott, Barrett, Parrot, Garnett, Parlett, Paskett, Sarratt, Garret

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Where is the Parrett family from?

You can see how Parrett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parrett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parrett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Parrett families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Parrett's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Parrett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parrett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parrett. 19% of Parrett men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Parrett women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parrett were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Parrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parrett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Parrett. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Parrett. For the veterans among your Parrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parrett lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Parrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Parrett in 1951 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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