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Paramore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Paramore 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the paramour,' a lover in an honest sense." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early Origins of the Paramore family


The surname Paramore was first found in Lincolnshire where John Paramour was the first record of the family as listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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.' " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print

"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." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


Early History of the Paramore family


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Paramore Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Paramore include Paramore, Paramor, Paramour, Paramoure, Parrymore, Parrymour, Parymore and many more.

Early Notables of the Paramore family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Paramore family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Paramore or a variant listed above:

Paramore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Miles Paramore, who settled in Virginia in 1662
  • Miles Paramore, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Paramore, who settled in Virginia in 1673
  • Mary Paramore, who settled in Maryland in 1675
  • Mary Paramore, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Paramore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Paramore, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • Mary A. Paramore, aged 29, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Paramore (post 1700)


  • Edward E. Paramore (1895-1956), American screenwriter and playwright
  • James Martin Paramore (b. 1928), has been an American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • James "Jim" Paramore, American football coach, official, and sports figure

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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