The name Parminter arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a tailor.
Early Origins of the Parminter family
The surname Parminter 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 Parminter family
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Parminter Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Parmenter, Parminster, Parmenster, Parminter, Parmiter, Parmunter, Perminter, Parmunter, Parmintew and many more.
Early Notables of the Parminter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Parminter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Parminter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Joseph Parminter, who settled in Killigrews, Newfoundland in 1871 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Contemporary Notables of the name Parminter (post 1700)
- Kathryn Jane "Kate" Parminter (b. 1964), Baroness Parminter, an English Liberal Democrat life peer in the House of Lords
The Parminter 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.