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Parrott Surname Meaning

English: from a short form of the Middle English personal name Peres Peris (from Old French Pierre; see Pearce ) + the diminutive suffixes -et -ot. English: habitational name from North Perrott in Somerset or South Perrott in Dorset (both named from the River Parret on which they stand the etymology of which name is uncertain). Altered form of French Parrot or of its variant Parot or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 658 Parrott families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Parrott's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Parrott families in 1891.
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What did your Parrott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Parrott. 12% of Parrott men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Parrott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parrott were Gardener and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means
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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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