The Parra surname derives from the Spanish word "parra," meaning "vine bower," or "trellis;" thus it may have emerged as a topographic name for someone who lived near or tended such plants, or as a habitational name from any of the several places named with this word.
Early Origins of the Parra family
The surname Parra was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.
Early History of the Parra family
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Parra Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Parra, Para, Parras, Parreira, Parrilla, Parramon and many more.
Early Notables of the Parra family (pre 1700)
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