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Parizeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Parizeau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Parizeau, 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 Parizeau 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.

Early Origins of the Parizeau family


The surname Parizeau 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.

Early History of the Parizeau family


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Parizeau Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Parizeau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Parizeau family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Paris who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his wife Elisabeth; Isaac Paris arrived in Philadelphia in 1751 with his wife Rachel, and sons Pierre, Isaac, Jean-Martin and Daniel.

Contemporary Notables of the name Parizeau (post 1700)


  • André Parizeau, Canadian politician in the Canadian province of Quebec
  • Jacques Parizeau GOQ, PhD, (1930-2015), Canadian Quebec sovereigntist, 26th Premier of Quebec (1994-1996)
  • Francine Boulay Parizeau (b. 1953), former Canadian handball player
  • Joseph Aimé Roger Parizeau (1920-1968), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Damase Parizeau (1841-1915), Canadian farmer, carpenter, lumber merchant and political figure in Quebec
  • Alice Parizeau OC (1930-1990), Polish-Canadian writer, essayist and journalist
  • Michel Gérard Parizeau (b. 1948), retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger

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