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Where did the French Paray family come from? What is the French Paray family crest and coat of arms? When did the Paray family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Paray family history?The Paray surname is derived from the French "Paré," the past participle of the verb "parer" meaning "to prepare;" as such, the name was originally occupational, for someone who finished cloth.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Paré, Pare, Paret, Parey, Paray, Parat, Parateau and many more.
First found in Auvergne, where the family was established in early times in the department of Puy-de-Dôme.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paray research. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1510 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Paray History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Paré, originally from Soulaures, in Dordogne, who settled in Quebec, where he married Françoise Lehoux in 1653; André Paré, who settled in Saint-Vallier, where he married Marthe Asselin in 1747.
The Paray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paray 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.
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