Parris Family History

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Parris Name Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Parrish. French: variant of Paris 1.

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

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

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Parris Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parris name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Parris Family Origin

Where is the Parris family from?

Parris Family Occupations

What did your Parris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parris. The most common Parris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Parris's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Parris family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Parris Historical Records

What Parris family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Parris Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parris 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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