Parry Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Parry Name Meaning: This surname originates from the the Welsh 'ap Harry' meaning 'son of Harry'.

An originally Welsh surname shortening from the Welsh word meaning 'son of Harry'. The word parry is also used in fencing taken from the French word 'parez'which is associated with defence and to 'ward off' something, so may have been given to someone who's occupation was to defend.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Parry Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Parry family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 1,675
Agricultural Labourer 520
House Servant 485
Labourer 319
At Home 307
Farm Labourer 155
Servant 151
Dress Maker 150
Pauper 149
General Servant 134
Quarry Man 112
Farm Servant 106
Coal Miner 104
Miner 97
Shoe Maker 91
Wife 78
Farmers Wife 74
Collier 73
Blacksmith 69
House Keeper 68
Joiner 66
Lead Miner 66
Farmers Son 65
Tailor 63
Quarryman 62

Parry Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Parry 100% 166,471
2 Perry 80% 163,594
3 Perrey 67% 2,460
4 Parrey 83% 1,892
5 Pary 80% 910
6 Purry 80% 399
7 Porry 80% 217

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The surname Parry is the most popular version of all its varients

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