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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Parish was formed. The name was derived from the Saxon tribe called Parisii who originally lived beside the Humber river in Lincolnshire. However, the name may also be of Norman descent as shown by the rather obvious reference to Paris, France. In this case, records show that William, Roger, Walter and Odelina Paris in a Normandy Roll 1180-1185. And about the same time, Hugo, Peter de Paris was listed in England c. 1198. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Parish Early Origins



The surname Parish was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first records of the name was Lotyn de Paris in the the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls list Robert de Paris in London and Ralph de Paris in Kent. Roger de Paris and Simon de Paris were both listed as living in London during the reign of Edward I. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Parish Spelling Variations


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Parish Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Parish include Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish, Pares and others.

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Parish Early History


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Parish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parish 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 Parish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parish Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Matthew Paris (circa 1200-1259), English Benedictine monk at St Albans, known as a chronicler and manuscript illuminator; James Paris du Plessis (c.1666-1735), English servant of the famous diarist Samuel Pepys; Samuel Parris (1653-1720), the Puritan...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Parish were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Parish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward and Eleanor Parish, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Parish, aged 22, landed in New England in 1635
  • Edward Parish, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Mary Parish, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Susanna Parish, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Parish, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • John Parish, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Alexander Parish, who arrived in Maryland in 1720
  • George Parish, who settled in Maryland in 1749
  • Benjamin Parish, who came to Virginia in 1756

Parish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Parish, who landed in New York in 1809
  • George Parish, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • Samuel J Parish, aged 39, landed in Key West, Fla in 1843
  • W L Parish, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Parish Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ezekiel Parish U.E. (b. 1742) born in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, USA from Strafford, Vermont, USA who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1791 he served in Sergeant Peters' Militia, married to Mary Pennock having 6 children [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Parish Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • E Parish, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Parish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Parish, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • James Parish arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • James Parish, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Edward Parish, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Mary Ann Parish, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parish Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Parish arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Richard P. Parish arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Racehorse" in 1868
  • Caroline Parish arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Racehorse" in 1868
  • William Parish, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Eliza Parish, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parish (post 1700)



  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Sam E. Parish (b. 1937), American air force officer, the 8th Chief Master Sergeant
  • Mitchell Parish (1900-1993), born Michael Hyman Pashelinsky, an American lyricist, best known for his work on Broadway
  • Elizabeth Parish, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936
  • David Parish, American politician, Mayor of Madisonville, Kentucky, 1950-59
  • David Parish, American politician, U.S. Consul in Antwerp, 1818-19
  • Dan C. Parish, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960
  • Dan Parish Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1972
  • Carol Parish, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • G. W. Parish, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948
  • Hilton Parish, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1964
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Parish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parish 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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