The name Parress is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the Saxon tribe called Parisii
who originally lived beside the Humber river in Lincolnshire
. However, the name may also be of Norman descent as shown by the rather obvious reference to Paris, France. In this case, records show that William, Roger, Walter and Odelina Paris in a Normandy
Roll 1180-1185. And about the same time, Hugo, Peter de Paris was listed in England
c. 1198. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Parress family
The surname Parress was first found in Lincolnshire
where one of the first records of the name was Lotyn de Paris in the the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The same rolls list Robert de Paris in London and Ralph de Paris in Kent
. Roger de Paris and Simon de Paris were both listed as living in London during the reign of Edward I
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Parress family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parress research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1624, 1200, 1259, 1666, 1735, 1653, 1720, 1682, 1760 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Parress History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parress Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Parress include Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish, Pares and others.
Early Notables of the Parress family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Matthew Paris (circa 1200-1259), English Benedictine monk at St Albans, known as a chronicler and manuscript illuminator; James Paris du Plessis (c.1666-1735), English servant of the famous diarist Samuel Pepys; Samuel Parris (1653-1720), the Puritan... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parress Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parress family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Parris, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward and Eleanor Parish, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Parris, who came to Massachusetts in 1635.