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
School 2,763
Coal Miner Hewer 361
Farmer 290
Ysgol 210
General Servant (domestic) 173
Farm Labourer 164
Labourer 157
Dressmaker 151
At School 139
Private Means 138
Domestic Servant 112
General Labourer 112
At Home 95
Clerk 93
Coal Miner (hewer) 89
Collier Hewer 83
Joiner 76
House Keeper 73
Shop Assistant 73
None 72
General Servant Domestic 63
Housekeeper 62
General Servant 56
Scholar 56
Dock Labourer 56

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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