Paramor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Paramor surname comes from the Middle English word "paramour," meaning "a lover," from the Old French "par amour," or "with love." As such, it was likely originally a nickname, which later became a surname.  "This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the paramour,' a lover in an honest sense." 
Early Origins of the Paramor family
The surname Paramor was first found in Lincolnshire where John Paramour was the first record of the family as listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400), generally known as the Father of English literature made and interesting reference to the name in Canterbury Tales: " 'My fourthe husbonde was a revellour, This is to sayn, he had a paramour.' " 
"The Paramores, an old gentle family of Bagworth, Leicestershire, in the 16th and 17th centuries, are now rarely represented in the county Richard Paramor of this family contributed £25 for the defence of his country at the time of the expected Spanish invasion in 1588. Paramor was the name of very old Kentish families of Ash, St. Nicholas - in - Thanet, Fordwich, Eastry, etc., now mostly extinct. In the 13th century the name of Param'r occurred in Lincolnshire, and that of De Porremore in Devonshire." 
Early History of the Paramor family
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Paramor Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Paramor have been found, including Paramore, Paramor, Paramour, Paramoure, Parrymore, Parrymour, Parymore and many more.
Early Notables of the Paramor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paramor family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Paramor, or a variant listed above: Robert Paramour, who came to Virginia in 1624; Miles Paramore, who settled in Virginia in 1662; Thomas Paramour, who came to Maryland in 1673; John Paramore, who came to Virginia in 1673.
Contemporary Notables of the name Paramor (post 1700) +
- Norman William "Norrie" Paramor (1914-1979), British record producer, composer, arranger and orchestral conductor, best known for his work with Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.