The generations and branches of the Paritch family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Paritch comes 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. 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)
Early Origins of the Paritch family
The surname Paritch 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
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Paritch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paritch 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 Paritch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paritch Spelling Variations
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 Paritch include Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish, Pares and others.
Early Notables of the Paritch family (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 Paritch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paritch family to the New World and Oceana
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 Paritch or a variant listed above: Thomas Parris, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward and Eleanor Parish, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Parris, who came to Massachusetts in 1635.