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 1,946
Agricultural Labourer 395
House Servant 358
Labourer 291
Coal Miner 201
Dress Maker 177
Carter 153
Servant 134
Slate Quarrier 128
General Servant 125
House Keeper 104
Wife Of Above 101
Blacksmith 86
Farmer 79
Tailor 78
Joiner 72
Slate Quarryman 68
Shoe Maker 67
House Maid 66
Stone Mason 57
Domestic Servant 55
Farmer's Son 53
Dairy Maid 50
Farmer's Wife 50
Laundress 49

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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