The name Parman reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Parman is for a tailor.
Early Origins of the Parman family
The surname Parman was first found in Gloucestershire
where this noble Norman family were granted lands, shown in the Domesday Book
at Tochintune which was the King's land consisting of a mill and a manor.
Early History of the Parman family
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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)
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Migration of the Parman family to the New World and Oceana
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
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
"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.).
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
"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.).
- John Parman, aged 42, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1922 aboard the ship "Vauban" from Buenos Aires, Argentina CITATION[CLOSE]
"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.).
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 Parman Motto
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.