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The Parramore surname comes from the Middle English word "paramour," meaning "a lover," from the Old French "par amour," or "with love." As such, it was likely originally a nickname, which later became a surname. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the paramour,' a lover in an honest sense." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Parramore Early Origins



The surname Parramore was first found in Lincolnshire where John Paramour was the first record of the family as listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400), generally known as the Father of English literature made and interesting reference to the name in Canterbury Tales: " 'My fourthe husbonde was a revellour, This is to sayn, he had a paramour.' " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print

"The Paramores, an old gentle family of Bagworth, Leicestershire, in the 16th and 17th centuries, are now rarely represented in the county Richard Paramor of this family contributed 25 for the defence of his country at the time of the expected Spanish invasion in 1588. Paramor was the name of very old Kentish families of Ash, St. Nicholas - in - Thanet, Fordwich, Eastry, etc., now mostly extinct. In the 13th century the name of Param'r occurred in Lincolnshire, and that of De Porremore in Devonshire." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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Parramore Early History


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Parramore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parramore research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1581, 1623 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Parramore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parramore Spelling Variations


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Parramore Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Parramore has been recorded under many different variations, including Paramore, Paramor, Paramour, Paramoure, Parrymore, Parrymour, Parymore and many more.

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Parramore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parramore Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Parramore In Ireland


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Parramore In Ireland



Some of the Parramore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Parramore or a variant listed above:

Parramore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Parramore, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Parramore, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Parramore, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Rob Parramore, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michaell Parramore, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parramore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parramore (post 1700)



  • James B. Parramore (1840-1902), American politician and soldier, 14th Mayor of Orlando (1896-1902), captain in the Fourth Florida Infantry of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Dr. Thomas Custis Parramore (1932-2004), American former Professor Emeritus of History at Meredith College
  • Bruce Parramore, Swiss-born independent film-maker

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