Paret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Paret 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 Paret family

The surname Paret 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 Paret family

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

Paret Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Paret family (pre 1700)

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Paret Ranking

In France, the name Paret is the 3,146th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [1]


United States Paret migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paret Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Paret, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paret (post 1700) +

  • Peter Paret (1924-2020), German-born, American cultural and intellectual historian, born in Berlin
  • Rick Paret, American avant-garde comedian
  • Jahial Parmly Paret (1870-1957), tennis player and writer from the United States
  • William Paret, the 137th bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
  • Luis Paret (1746-1799), Spanish painter
  • Eduardo Paret (b. 1972), Cuban baseball player
  • Benny "Kid" Paret (1937-1962), Cuban welterweight boxer


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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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