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The Parchment surname comes from the Old French word "parcheminier," meaning "parchment;" as such, it was likely originally an occupational name for a maker or seller of parchment.

Parchment Early Origins



The surname Parchment was first found in Lincolnshire 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 year 1200 when William Perchamunt held estates in that shire.

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Parchment Spelling Variations


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Parchment Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Parchment has been spelled many different ways, including Parchment, Parchman, Parkman, Pargeman, Pargement, Pargman, Pargment and many more.

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Parchment Early History


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Parchment Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parchment research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1413, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Parchment History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parchment Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parchment Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Parchment 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:

Parchment Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James and Emma Parchment, who were on record in the census of Ontario Canada of 1871

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See Also


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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Parchment Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parchment 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 10 November 2014 at 02:27.

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