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Parmar Family History

Parmar Surname Meaning

Indian (Rajasthan and neighboring states): Rajput name meaning ‘one that strikes the enemy’ from Sanskrit para ‘alien enemy’ + māra ‘strike kill’. The Parmars ruled in Malwa which is now part of Madhya Pradesh. They consider themselves one of the Agnikulas or ‘Fire Tribes’ (see Chauhan for the Agnikula legend).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Parmer, Barman, Varma, Amar, Sarkar, Farmer, Parsa, Paras, Parma

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Where is the Parmar family from?

You can see how Parmar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parmar family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Parmar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Parmar families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 86% of all the recorded Parmar's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Parmar families in 1911.
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What did your Parmar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Parmar. 45% of Parmar men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 679 census records available for the last name Parmar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parmar 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 310 immigration records available for the last name Parmar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 58 military records available for the last name Parmar. For the veterans among your Parmar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parmar lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Parmar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Parmar in 1978 was 94, and 59 in 2004.

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