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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.

Paramor Early Origins



The surname Paramor was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Paramor Spelling Variations


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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.

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Paramor Early History


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Paramor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paramor research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Paramor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paramor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paramor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paramor 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paramor (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Paramor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paramor 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 11 January 2016 at 08:52.

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