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Where did the English Parish family come from? What is the English Parish family crest and coat of arms? When did the Parish family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Parish family history?It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Parish was formed. The name was derived from the Saxon tribe called Parisii who originally lived beside the Humber river in Lincolnshire.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Parish include Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish, Pares and others.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parish research. Another 359 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1202, 1259, 1296, and 1624 are included under the topic Early Parish History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Parish were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Parish Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Parish Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Parish Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Parish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parish 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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