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The Paradise 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.

Paradise Early Origins



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

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Paradise Spelling Variations


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Paradise 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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Paradise Early History


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Paradise Early History



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

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Paradise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paradise Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paradise 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:

Paradise Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Paradise, who settled in Virginia in 1654

Paradise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Paradise, who arrived in New York in 1761
  • Francis Paradise Jr. who was deported to America in 1766

Paradise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lucy Paradise, who arrived in Virginia in 1815
  • Benjamin Paradise, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Benjamin Paradise, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

Paradise Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Paradise, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • E. Paradise, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paradise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paradise (post 1700)



  • Michelle Paradise (b. 1972), American actress, writer and producer, best known for the short film The Ten Rules and the television series Exes and Ohs
  • Jack L. Paradise, American professor emeritus of pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Dick Paradise (1945-1992), American ice hockey player who died at age 47 after suffering a heart attack during a charity game in Medford, Wisconsin
  • Robert Harvey "Bob" Paradise (b. 1944), American former professional ice hockey defenseman, inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Paradise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paradise 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 May 2017 at 08:51.

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