Parman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Parman reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Parman is for a tailor.  
Not all of the family moved to England as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae notes that John and Ranulph Parmentarius (Latin form of the name) were recorded there 1180-1195 
Early Origins of the Parman family
The surname Parman was first found in Leicestershire where Robert Parmenter was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1177. A few years later in Kent, Vmridus Parmentier was recorded in Pipe Rolls of 1198 and later again, William le Parmenter was recorded in the Curia Regis Rolls for Oxfordshire in 1204. In Worcestershire, Robert le Parminter was listed in the Assize Rolls for 1221 and in Cambridgeshire, Thomas le Parmeter was recorded c. 1250. Mancerus le Parmenter was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included entries for: Ralphle Parmenter, Cambridgeshire; Robert Parmintre, Oxfordshire; and Walter le Parmunter, Salop (Shropshire.) 
Early rolls in Somerset included entries for John Permonter, Somerset; Roger Permonter; and John le Permonter. All entries were noted 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of King Edward III.) 
In Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 noted Isabella Parmeter; and Johannes Parmenter as holding lands there at that time. 
Early History of the Parman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parman research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1275, 1658, 1730, 1658, 1671 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Parman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parman Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Parman are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Parman include Parmenter, Parminster, Parmenster, Parminter, Parmiter, Parmunter, Perminter, Parmunter, Parmintew and many more.
Early Notables of the Parman family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was James (Jacques) Parmentier (1658-1730), painter, born in France in 1658, was nephew of the celebrated painter, Sebasté Bourdon, who encouraged and gave him instruction in drawing, and would have done more for him but for his death in 1671. After some further instruction from a relation, Parmentier came to England in September 1676, to work under J. C. De La Fosse, the decorative painter, who was then engaged in painting the ceilings at the Duke of Montagu's house in Bloomsbury, for which Parmentier laid in the dead colours. He was then sent over...
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In the United States, the name Parman is the 17,623rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
| Parman migration to the United States ||+|
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Parman, or a variant listed above:
Parman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Berthe Parman, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France 
Parman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Max Parman, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Drottningholm" from Gothenburg, Sweden 
- John Parman, aged 42, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1922 aboard the ship "Vauban" from Buenos Aires, Argentina 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Parman (post 1700) ||+|
- Larry V. Parman, American lawyer and Republican politician, 32nd Oklahoma Secretary of State in 2013, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce (2013-2014)
- Siswondo Parman (1918-1965), Indonesian soldier in the Indonesian Army who was kidnapped from his home in Jakarta by members of the 30 September Movement and later killed
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deo favente
Motto Translation: By the favour of God.
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- "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX73-LPB : 6 December 2014), Berthe Parman, 06 Jul 1896; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NN-66G : 6 December 2014), Max Parman, 25 Apr 1921; citing departure port Gothenburg, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name Drottningholm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN33-N5M : 6 December 2014), John Parman, 19 Feb 1922; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Vauban, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).