, France is where the ancestors of the Parron family lived. Parron was derived from the given name Peter, which comes from the Greek name Petros, meaning rock.
Early Origins of the Parron family
The surname Parron was first found in Champagne
where they held a family seat
at St-Martin, and were eventually elevated after the Revolution to Comtes of the Empire.
They branched to Brittany at Fontaine-Menard, and intermarried with the distinguished family of Bierset. This distinguished family also branched to Artois, Lorraine, and Picardy in north-east France, and Tournaisis.
They also established estates at Bierghes in Hainault. The family continued to contribute to the social, political, and cultural development of the French nation until the Revolution when many of the aristocratic families lost their estates.
Early History of the Parron family
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Parron Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Parron, some of which include Perron, Perrone, Peron, Perouin, Perrouin, Du Perron and many more.
Early Notables of the Parron family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family during this period was Vincent Perronet (1693-1785), Vicar of Shoreham and Methodist, youngest son of David and Philothea Perronet, born in London. His father, a... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parron family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Parron were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Parron were Daniel Francois Perron who settled in Quebec in 1663 from Aunis, near Bordeaux, although this is not believed to be his home province but a port of embarkation. Joseph Perron arrived in Quebec in 1730 from Lorraine..
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