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Parrish Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris (see Paris 1). Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh (compare Norris), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.

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


Similar surnames: Paris, Harris, Parris, Parrill, Sarris, Parise, Garriss, Parish

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Parrish Family Origin

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Parrish Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Parrish family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parrish. The most common Parrish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Parrish's were Farmers.

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Parrish Life Expectancy

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