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Parten Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from the personal name Part(h)en, ultimately derived from Greek Parthenios, from parthenos ‘virginal’, ‘pure’, ‘undefiled’. This was a name borne by two martyrs of the early Christian Church. Variant of English Parton.

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


Similar surnames: Parton, Porten, Harten, Patten, Partin, Garten, Paster, Barton

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Where is the Parten family from?

You can see how Parten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parten families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Parten families living in Tennessee. This was about 18% of all the recorded Parten's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Parten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parten. 33% of Parten men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Parten women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parten were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Parten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parten 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Parten. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Parten. For the veterans among your Parten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parten lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Parten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Parten in 1943 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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