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Origins of the Parr surname

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About the Parrs

We have a total number of 88443 records for people with the last name Parr.

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Alternative variations of the name Parr

Parr, Par, Per, Paar, Pir

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Where do most Parrs live?

In 1921, most Parrs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Parrs

How common is your surname?

541st most common surname in the UK

We have 78,600 records for the Parr surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Parrs most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Parrs.

What are the most common Parr first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Parrs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Parrs in 1921


Cotton Weaver


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Parrs in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer






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