Parma Family History

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Parma Name Meaning

habitational name from Parma in northern Italy. from Sicilian parma ‘palm’, possibly denoting someone who had been on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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

Similar surnames: Palma, Palm, Parola, Para, Perna, Parra, Parga, Poma, Farm, Gama

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Parma Family Origin

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Parma Family Occupations

What did your Parma ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Parma occupation in the UK was Fruit Dealer. 50% of Parma's were Fruit Dealers. Fruit Dealer and Poulterer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Parma.

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  • Fruit Dealer

  • Poulterer


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

Parma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Parma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parma 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Parma. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Parma. For the veterans among your Parma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parma Life Expectancy

What is the average Parma lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Parma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Parma in 1959 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parma 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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