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Parry Surname Origin
(Origin Welsh) Probably a contraction of Ap Harry, the son of Harry. In the Welsh it also signifies ready, prepared, equal, like; Para, endurance, one capable of enduring. The name may be local, from Parys, a mountain in Wales, so called from parhous, inexhaustible (mines); or Pres, brass, copper, ore.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Parry Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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