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Paris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Paris. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Paris family lived in Sicily.


Early Origins of the Paris family


The surname Paris was first found in before the Norman invasion of the 10th and 11th centuries. Gualterio Parisio, who was Governor of Paris, France, arrived in Sicily with the Norman princes in 998.

Early History of the Paris family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paris research. More information is included under the topic Early Paris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paris Spelling Variations


Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Paris include Parigi, Parisi, Parise, Pariso, Parisio, Paris, Parissi, Parisse, Parigini, Parisini, Parisotti, Parisotto, Parisetti, Parisani, Parisato and many more.

Early Notables of the Paris family (pre 1700)


Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Buongiovanni Parisani, a priest and mayor of Tolentino in 1304; Giovanni-Antonio Parisani was Bishop of Fano in 1420; at this time Ascanio Parisani was Bishop of Cajazzo, and then made Cardinal by Pope Paolo III. the Parigi family in Florence, from...
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Migration of the Paris family to the New World and Oceana


An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Paris arrived in North America very early:

Paris Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Agustin Paris, who settled in New Spain in 1580
  • Ana Paris, who settled in New Spain in 1580

Paris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Paris, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]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)
  • Katherine Paris, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [1]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)
  • Thomas Paris settled with his wife and son in Barbados in 1678
  • Edward Paris who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his wife Elisabeth

Paris Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marie Paris, aged 30, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]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)
  • Isaac Paris, who arrived in New York in 1751 [1]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)
  • Isaac Paris, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751 with his wife Rachel, and sons Pierre, Isaac, Jean-Martin and Daniel
  • Anne M. Rachel Paris, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Peter Paris, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]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)
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Paris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bennan De Paris, aged 24, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]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)
  • Antonio Paris, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1842 [1]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)
  • A Paris, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]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)
  • Juan Paris, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]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)
  • Froilan Paris, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]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)
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Paris Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • François Paris, son of Claude and Élisabeth, married Élisabeth Deschalets, daughter of François and Jacques, in Quebec on 26th November 1668 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Francois Paris, who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1681
  • François Paris, son of Pierre and Cardine, married Marie Rabouin, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Quebec on 13th October 1681 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Paris, who arrived in Quebec in 1691 from Angoumois on the west coast of France near Bordeaux
  • Pierre Paris, son of Pierre and Anne, married Michelle Charlan, daughter of Claude and Jeanne, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 24th January 1691 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Paris Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gilles-Francois Paris, who arrived in Quebec in 1702 from the Franche-Comté
  • Gilles-François Paris, son of Jean and Françoise, married Marie-Louise Charpentier, daughter of Jean and Barbe, in Lévis, Quebec on 7th June 1702 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-François Paris, son of François-Gilles and Marie, married Marie-Charlotte Garand, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Quebec on 22nd November 1722 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Paris, son of François and Marie, married Marie-Jeanne Tellier, daughter of François and Anne, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 15th November 1728 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre-Augustin Paris, son of Gilles-François and Marie-Louise, married Madeleine Terriau, daughter of Guillaume and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 30th June 1733 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Paris Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Robert Paris, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastian" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 7th October 1859 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Paris (post 1700)


  • Georges de Paris (1934-2015), French-American tailor who is often referred to as tailor to the American Presidents; he has made suits for every American President since Lyndon Johnson
  • Dawn Evelyeen Paris (1918-1993), American Oscar-nominated actress, who took the stage name Anne Shirley
  • Jerry Paris Jr. (1925-1986), American actor and director
  • Jackie Paris (1926-2004), American jazz singer and guitarist
  • Joel B. Paris III, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 9 aerial victories
  • Antoine Marie Paris d'Illins, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Antoine Paris. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Marie Auguste Paris, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Marie Paris. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Sarina Paris (b. 1973), Canadian dance-pop singer
  • Bruno Paulin Gaston Paris (1839-1903), French writer and linguist
  • Alexis Paulin Paris (1800-1881), French scholar, author and Professor

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Citations


  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.
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Antoine Paris. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Marie Paris. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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