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Noble surnames, such as Pariseau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Pariseau, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Lorraine. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Pariseau family originally lived at the town of Paresse or Parez, in the Lorraine. Although one would at first assume that the name is derived from the city of Paris, evidence suggests that the names of both the town in the Lorraine and the French capital are derived from a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii.

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The surname Pariseau was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat at Paresse or Parez in that province, and were important members of the aristocracy. The main stem of the family became the Barons of Dagonville, Comtes de Sanpigny, and the Marquis de Bruney in 1730.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Paris, Parise, Pariset, Parez, Paresse, Parisot, Pariseau, Parizeau, Parris, de Paris, Parizot, Parizet and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pariseau research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1259, 1540, 1598, 1625, and 1662 are included under the topic Early Pariseau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Pariseau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pariseau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Martin Pariseau arrived in Quebec from Lorraine in 1756
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  • Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart Esther Pariseau S.P. (1823-1902), Canadian sister who was responsible for the completion of eleven hospitals, seven academies, five schools for Native American children
  • Patricia "Pat" Pariseau (b. 1936), American politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate
  • Henry J. Pariseau (1918-1970), American politician, Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, 1970
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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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