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The Paradis surname comes from when someone in the family lived a town called Paradis, in Burgundy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names could sometimes denote the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Paradis Early Origins



The surname Paradis was first found in Burgundy (Bourgogne) where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Paulhac.

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Paradis Spelling Variations


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Paradis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Paradis, Paradys, Paradise, Paradises, Paradisse, Paradisses, Paradyse, Paradyses, Paradysse, Paradysses, Paraidis and many more.

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Paradis Early History


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Paradis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paradis research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paradis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paradis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paradis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paradis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paradis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Baptiste Paradis, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Eugene Paradis, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Neufmaisons, in 1897

Paradis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Georges Paradis, aged 59, who landed in America from Lyon, in 1903
  • L. C. Paradis, aged 36, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Eliza A. Paradis, aged 49, who settled in Great Falls, Montana, in 1913
  • Marthe Marie Paradis, aged 25, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1914
  • Henri Paradis, aged 49, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Paradis Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Paradis, who arrived in Quebec in 1653 from Perche
  • John Paradis arrived in Quebec from Anjou in 1681

Paradis Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • François-Joseph Paradis arrived in Quebec from Anjou in 1727
  • Pierre Paradis arrived from Ile-de-France in Quebec in 1728

Paradis Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Louis Paradis, aged 45, who settled in Quebec, in 1904
  • Irma A. Paradis, aged 31, who emigrated to Canada, in 1919
  • Philippe Paradis, aged 68, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1920
  • Phillippe Paradis, aged 52, who emigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1921
  • Joseph B Paradis, aged 53, who emigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paradis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paradis (post 1700)



  • Joseph Paradis, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Marie Paradis (1778-1839), French woman mountain climber, the first woman to climb Mont Blanc in 1808
  • Vanessa Paradis (b. 1972), French singer and actress
  • Philippe Paradis (b. 1991), Canadian AHL ice hockey player
  • Pierre Paradis (b. 1950), Canadian politician, Canadian Minister of the Environment (1989-1994), Government House Leader (1992-1994)
  • Maria Theresia Paradis (1759-1824), Austrian music performer and composer
  • Christian Paradis (b. 1974), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Mégantic-L'Érable (2006-)
  • Denis Paradis (b. 1949), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons for Brome-Missisquoi (1995-2006)
  • Suzanne Paradis (b. 1936), Canadian poet and novelist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Paradis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paradis 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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