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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.

Parra Early Origins



The surname Parra was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.

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Parra Spelling Variations


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Parra Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Parra, Para, Parras, Parreira, Parrilla, Parramon and many more.

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Parra Early History


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Parra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parra research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parra Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Parra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Parra Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Diego Parra who immigrated to Dominican Republic in 1537
  • Domingo de la Parra who came to Peru in 1578
  • Isabel de la Parra who arrived in Guatemala in 1593

Parra Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Parra, who landed in New Hampshire in 1630

Parra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan DeLa Parra, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Teresa DeLa Parra, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Francis Parra, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • A Parra, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Andres Parra, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parra (post 1700)



  • Isabel Parra (b. 1939), Chilean singer-songwriter and interpreter of Latin American musical folklore
  • Nicole M. Parra (b. 1970), American who has been a California State Assemblywoman
  • José Felipe Parra (1780-1846), Spanish painter, who worked in Valencia
  • François Parra, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • José Miguel Parra (b. 1972), Dominican Major League Baseball player
  • Claudio Parra (b. 1945), Chilean pianist
  • Aquileo Parra (1876-1878), Colombian soldier, businessman and political figure, president of Colombia
  • José Quintero Parra (1902-1984), Venezuelan prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Caracas (1960-1980), made a Cardinal in
  • Nicanor Parra (b. 1914), Chilean poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

    The Parra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parra Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 April 2016 at 16:04.

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