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Where did the English Paris family come from? What is the English Paris family crest and coat of arms? When did the Paris family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Paris family history?The earliest origins of the name Paris date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Saxon tribe called Parisii who originally lived beside the Humber river in Lincolnshire.
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 Paris include Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish, Pares and others.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paris research. Another 347 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1624, 1200, 1259, 1666, 1735, 1653, 1720, 1682, 1760 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Paris History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 151 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paris Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Paris or a variant listed above:
Paris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Paris Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Paris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Paris Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Paris Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Paris Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paris 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.
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