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Parry Family History

Parry Surname Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Harry ‘son of Harry’ (see Harry Harris ). The name is widespread in both England and Wales.

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

Similar surnames: Perry, Barry, Garry, Harry, Carry, Larry, Prey, Terry, Merry, Parro

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Where is the Parry family from?

You can see how Parry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 3,593 Parry families living in Lancashire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Parry's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Parry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parry 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 Parry. 8% of Parry men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Parry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parry were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 351,000 census records available for the last name Parry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parry 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 120,000 immigration records available for the last name Parry. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Parry. For the veterans among your Parry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parry lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Parry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Parry in 1946 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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