When Herschel Roscoe Parr was born in September 1892, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Parr, was 21 and his mother, Lillian S. Brown, was 19. He married Margaret Janet Hood in 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Camrose County No. 22, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 13 November 1950, at the age of 58, and was buried in Castor, Paintearth County No. 18, Alberta, Canada.
English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, or from residence at an enclosure (Middle English parr, Old English pearr).
German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish, district, minister's house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr .
English: variant of Pear with the common late Middle English and early modern English change of -er- to -ar-.