Pare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pare surname is derived from the French word, "paré", which is the past participle of the verb, "parer", meaning, "to prepare", therefore the name was originally occupational, for someone who finished cloth.

Early Origins of the Pare family

The surname Pare was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family was established in early times in the department of Puy-de-Dôme.

Several members if this family distinguished themselves. Ambroise Paré was a surgeon, who was born in Laval around the beginning of the 16th century, and who died in Paris, in 1590. He was called the "barber of the kings" - Henry II, François II and Charles IX, and he was known as the restorer of surgery in France. He wrote "Les Préceptes Chirurgicaux", a work of 28 volumes.

Early History of the Pare family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pare research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Pare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pare Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Paré, Pare, Paret, Parey, Paray, Parat, Parateau and many more.

Early Notables of the Pare family (pre 1700)

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United States Pare migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Pare, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Rev.P.J. Pare, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Vinrenzo Pare, aged 15, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Marcel Pare, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Pare Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franceco Pare, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Pampiln Pare, aged 34, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1907
  • Moma Pare, aged 45, who settled in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Georges Pare, aged 6, who landed in America from Neuilly, France, in 1919
  • Sydney Pare, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Pare migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pare Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Francoise Pare, who arrived in Quebec in 1651
  • Francoise Pare, who arrived in Quebec in 1651
  • Robert Paré, originally from Soulaures, in Dordogne, who settled in Quebec, where he married Françoise Lehoux in 1653
  • Robert Pare, son of Mathieu and Marie, who married Françoise Le Houx, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Quebec on 20th October 1653 [2]
  • Jean Pare, son of Jean and Suzanne, who married Marguerite Picard, daughter of Hugues and Antoinette, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th october 1681 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Pare Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Pare, son of Robert and Françoise, who married Claire Lacroix, daughter of François and Anne, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 26th August 1704 [2]
  • Jean Pare, son of Robert and Françoise, who married Catherine Lainé, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 23rd May 1709 [2]
  • Prisque Pare, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Mesny, daughter of Étienne and Catherine, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 9th January 1715 [2]
  • Étienne Pare, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Anne Lacroix, daughter of François and Anne, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 18th February 1716 [2]
  • Jacques Pare, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Anne Caron, daughter of Vital and Marie, in Lachine, Quebec on 13th November 1717 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Pare Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Joseph H. Pare, aged 27, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1914
  • Martha Pare, aged 24, who immigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Pare (post 1700) +

  • Michael Kevin Paré (b. 1958), American actor, best known for his starring role was as Tony Villicana on the television series The Greatest American Hero
  • Emmett Pare (1907-1973), American tennis player, inductee into the Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame
  • Philippe Paré (b. 1935), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert (1993-)
  • Mark Paré (b. 1957), retired Canadian National Hockey League linesman
  • Jean Paré CM (b. 1927), Canadian caterer, author of the Company's Coming cookbook series
  • Alexis-Pierre Paré, Canadian solicitor in Montreal from 1832 to 1880
  • Jessica Paré (b. 1982), Canadian film and television actress, known for her roles in Stardom (2000), Lost and Delirious (2001), Wicker Park (2004), Suck (2009), and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
  • Richard Pare (b. 1948), English photographer
  • François-Rosaire Paré (b. 1949), French Canadian author and academic
  • Pare Lorentz (1905-1992), American film director, best known for his movies about the New Deal, a series of economic programs implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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