Perrone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Champagne, France is where the ancestors of the Perrone family lived. Perrone was derived from the given name Peter, which comes from the Greek name Petros, meaning rock.

Early Origins of the Perrone family

The surname Perrone was first found in Champagne where they held a family seat at St-Martin, and were eventually elevated after the Revolution to Comtes of the Empire.

They branched to Brittany at Fontaine-Menard, and intermarried with the distinguished family of Bierset. This distinguished family also branched to Artois, Lorraine, and Picardy in north-east France, and Tournaisis.

They also established estates at Bierghes in Hainault. The family continued to contribute to the social, political, and cultural development of the French nation until the Revolution when many of the aristocratic families lost their estates.

Early History of the Perrone family

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Perrone Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Perrone some of which are Perron, Perrone, Peron, Perouin, Perrouin, Du Perron and many more.

Early Notables of the Perrone family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family during this period was Vincent Perronet (1693-1785), Vicar of Shoreham and Methodist, youngest son of David and Philothea Perronet, born in London. His father, a...
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United States Perrone migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Perrone. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Perrone were

Perrone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alesandro Perrone, aged 28, who immigrated to America from Maiera, Italy, in 1907
  • Addolorata Perrone, aged 37, who settled in America from Alezio, Italy, in 1909
  • Agostino Perrone, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States from Eusa, Messina, Italy, in 1909
  • Alfio Perrone, aged 22, who landed in America from Marsala, Sicily, in 1909
  • Alessandro Perrone, aged 18, who landed in America from Castelmorrone, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrone (post 1700) +

  • Francesco Perrone (1930-2020), Italian long-distance runner at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Gabriel Perrone (b. 1965), retired Argentine footballer
  • Giuseppe Perrone (b. 1975), Swiss footballer
  • Carlo Perrone (b. 1960), Italian footballer
  • Giovanni Perrone (1794-1876), Italian theologian
  • Elisabetta Perrone (b. 1968), Italian retired female race walker
  • Emanuel Perrone (b. 1983), Argentine football striker
  • Diego Rafael Perrone Vienes (b. 1979), Uruguayan footballer on Facebook
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