Marra Family History

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Marra Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from places so called in central and southern Italy, from marra ‘heap of stones’. Italian: from marra ‘hoe’ (from Latin marra), presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or a metonymic occupational name for an agricultural laborer. The surname is also found in Spain and Portugal in this sense.

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

Similar surnames: Barra, Maria, Morra, Mirra, Maura, Mars, Marr, Parra, Murra, Mauri

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Marra Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marra name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Marra. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Marra Family Origin

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Marra Family Occupations

What did your Marra ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Marra occupation in the UK was Agc Lab. 11% of Marra's were Agc Labs. A less common occupation for the Marra family was Grocer. Agc Lab, Barrack Labourer and Brick Layer Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marra.

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  • Agc Lab

  • Barrack Labourer

  • Brick Layer Laborer

  • Grocer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Marra ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Marra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Marra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Marra. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Marra. For the veterans among your Marra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marra Life Expectancy

What is the average Marra lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Marra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marra in 1947 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marra ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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