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Parrilla Name Meaning

Spanish: from a diminutive of Parra; probably a habitational name from one of the places in southern Spain called Parrilla. Italian (Calabria): from the feminine form of Parrillo or from parrilla ‘titmouse’, ‘long-tailed tit’ (a small bird), hence a nickname, perhaps for a small, lively, talkative person, though Fucilla refers to a Calabrian idiom, ‘the titmouse has sung to him’, indicating a person who has become rich.

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


Similar surnames: Parrella, Parola, Parrillo, Parrilli, Zorrilla, Portilla, Carrillo

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Where is the Parrilla family from?

You can see how Parrilla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parrilla family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Parrilla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Parrilla family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Parrilla's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Parrilla families in 1880.
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What did your Parrilla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Cocinera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parrilla. 28% of Parrilla men worked as a Labrador and 30% of Parrilla women worked as a Cocinera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parrilla were Propietario and Grade Teacher.

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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

  • Labrador
    28%
  • Jornalero
    27%
  • Chauffeur
    7%
  • Propietario
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cocinera
    30%
  • Jornalero
    30%
  • Domstica
    20%
  • Grade Teacher
    20%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 709 military records available for the last name Parrilla. For the veterans among your Parrilla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parrilla lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Parrilla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Parrilla in 1958 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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