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Parrott Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name which took various forms: e.g. Perot, Parot, Paret, all pet forms of Peter. The word parrot, denoting the talking bird, is most probably from the personal name (compare robin, which is from a diminutive of Robert; also jackdaw and magpie). The bird name is most unlikely to be the source of the surname. English: possibly a habitational name from North and South Perrott in Somerset, which are named for the river Parret, on which they stand.

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


Similar surnames: Parrot, Parrett, Barrow, Sarratt, Parfitt, Barrett, Parrotta, Garrott

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Where is the Parrott family from?

You can see how Parrott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parrott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parrott families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 30 Parrott families living in Massachusetts. This was about 21% of all the recorded Parrott's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Parrott families in 1840.
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What did your Parrott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parrott. 20% of Parrott men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Parrott women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parrott 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Parrott. For the veterans among your Parrott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parrott lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Parrott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Parrott in 1943 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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