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Parra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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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Migration of the Parra family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled in 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Parra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan DeLa Parra, who arrived in America in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Teresa DeLa Parra, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Parra, aged 50, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • A Parra, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andres Parra, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval (1914-2018), Chilean poet, on four occasions he was proposed for the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • François Parra, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) François Parra. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • José Miguel Parra (b. 1972), Dominican Major League Baseball player
  • 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
  • Claudio Parra (b. 1945), Chilean pianist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) François Parra. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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