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The name Parmenter reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Parmenter family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest in 1066. Parmenter is a name for a tailor.

Parmenter Early Origins



The surname Parmenter 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.

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Parmenter Spelling Variations


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Parmenter 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 Parmenter 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 Parmenter include Parmenter, Parminster, Parmenster, Parminter, Parmiter, Parmunter, Perminter, Parmunter, Parmintew and many more.

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Parmenter Early History


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Parmenter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parmenter research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Parmenter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parmenter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parmenter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Parmenter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Parmenter, or a variant listed above:

Parmenter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Robert Parmenter arrived in Boston in 1630
  • Benjamin Parmenter, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • John Parmenter, who arrived in New England in 1640
  • Robert Parmenter, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1650

Parmenter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Parmenter, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1846

Parmenter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joel D Parmenter, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • James W Parmenter, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • James Whitcomb Parmenter, who arrived in Canada in 1839

Parmenter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Parmenter, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"
  • William Parmenter, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

Parmenter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Parmenter arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Mary Parmenter arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • M. A. Parmenter arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Ann Y. Parmenter arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859
  • William Robert Parmenter, aged 31, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parmenter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parmenter (post 1700)



  • Ezra Parmenter (1823-1873), Massachusetts politician
  • William Parmenter (1789-1866), American politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • Terrence Leslie Parmenter (b. 1947), English former professional association football player
  • Doug Parmenter, British musician
  • Ian Parmenter, London-born Australian celebrity chef, winemaker, and author
  • Ross Parmenter (1912-1999), Canadian writer and journalist

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 29 August 2014 at 03:59.

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