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Parris Name Meaning

English: variant of Paris . French: rare variant of Paris and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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

Similar surnames: Parrish, Paris, Marris, Farris, Parvis, Barris, Carris, Garris

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Where is the Parris family from?

You can see how Parris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parris families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Parris families living in Kentucky. This was about 14% of all the recorded Parris's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Parris families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parris. 19% of Parris men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Parris women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parris were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Parris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parris 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Parris. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Parris. For the veterans among your Parris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parris lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Parris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Parris in 1945 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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