Parrent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Parrent family
The surname Parrent was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat. Within its ancient history the family remained almost exclusively in the north-east of France, close to the Belgian border and in fact, branches of the name strayed over the border and became established in Flanders.
By the 14th century they had branched to Chatelet near Paris, to Launay in Valois, to Moiron in Soissennais, to Tour in Forez, and to Tournelles near Paris. Junior branches also acquired estates in Brittany, and Trieste. The latter branch became nobility in 1847, and Barons in 1873. Meanwhile, in the north-east branches appeared in Liege, de Namur, Flanders, Holland, Dieupart, and the Ardennnes.
Pierre Parent, son of André and Marie (née Goudray), was born in Mortagne-au-Perche, Normandy, France in 1610. He travelled to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he worked as a butcher and he married Jeanne Badeau, daughter of Jacques and Anne (née Ardouin), at the home of Lord Giffard on 8th February 1654. They had fourteen children together, twelve sons and two daughters. All twelve of their sons eventually married and carried on the name of Parent in Canada. Jeanne passed away in Beauport, Quebec and was buried on 23rd November 1706. 
Early History of the Parrent family
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Parrent Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Parent, Parrent, De Parent, Du Parent, Parente, Parenteau, Parrente, Parant, Parrant, Parrante, Parante, Parend, Parents, Parrend, Parrende and many more.
Early Notables of the Parrent family (pre 1700)
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Parrent migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Parrent Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Ouer Parrent, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 
Related Stories +
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ 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)