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From the Celtic land of Wales comes the name Parry. The Parry surname was a patronymic, created from the personal name Harry and thus was classified as a baptismal name. The surname featured the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ap," hence the original form of the name was ap-Harry, which was assimilated into the surname over the course of time.

Parry Early Origins



The surname Parry was first found in Carnarvonshire (Welsh: Sir Gaernarfon), a former county in Northwest Wales, anciently part of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, and today divided between the unitary authorities of Gwynedd and Conwy, where they claim descent from Moreiddig o'r dyffryn aur (Moreiddig of the Golden Waterfall) who in turn derive their pedigree from "Rhys Chwith, an esquire of the body to King Edward I., and a descendant of the ancient Lords of Cardigan." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Later some of the family were found at Bacton in Herefordshire. "The church contains, in the north side of the chancel, a monument of the Corinthian order, with a curious inscription, to the memory of Mrs. Blanche Parry, of Newcourt, in the parish, and for many years maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth. Mrs. Blanche Parry, in 1589, bequeathed as much land as would produce 140 bushels of wheat and rye, to be divided among the poor of Bacton and the hamlet of Newton." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Parry Spelling Variations


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Parry Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Parry have included Parry, Parrey, Parrie and others.

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Parry Early History


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Parry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parry research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1660, 1640, 1644, 1682, 1714, 1709, 1714, 1599, 1650, 1677, 1672, 1634, 1678 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Parry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir George Parry (1600-1660), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1640 to 1644...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parry In Ireland


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Parry In Ireland



Some of the Parry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 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


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The Great Migration



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Parry:

Parry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Morris Parry, aged 30, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • William Parry, who came to Vriginia in 1636
  • Anne Parry, who settled in Virginia with her husband in 1637
  • Anne Parry, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • William Parry, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Parry, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Bartho Parry, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Parry, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729-1733
  • Jean-Pierre Parry, who landed in South Carolina in 1736
  • Edward Parry, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1795
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Parry, aged 54, landed in New York in 1812
  • Evan Parry, aged 18, arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1826
  • David Parry, aged 14, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Sarah Parry, aged 45, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Robert Parry, aged 9, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Parry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Parry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Parry, aged 35, a blacksmith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Liverpool, England
  • Jane Parry, aged 7, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Liverpool, England
  • Charles Parry, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Liverpool, England
  • Daniel Parry, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Liverpool, England
  • Hannah Parry, aged 6 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Liverpool, England
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Parry, English convict from Salop, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Edward Parry, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Mary Ann Parry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849
  • George Parry, English convict from Cheshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Mary Parry, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Parry, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Thomas Parry a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Margaret Parry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames" in 1849
  • Walter Parry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jura" in 1861
  • Jane Parry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jura" in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parry (post 1700)



  • Milman Parry (1902-1935), American scholar of epic poetry
  • Charles Christopher Parry (1823-1890), American botanist and mountaineer
  • Joseph Parry (1841-1903), Welsh composer and musician
  • Natasha Parry (1930-2015), English actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Midnight Lace (1960) and Windom's Way (1957)
  • David Anthony Dougall Parry CNZM, New Zealand biophysicist
  • Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918), English composer, teacher, and historian of music
  • Thomas Gambier Parry (1816-1888), British artist and art collector
  • Admiral Sir William Edward Parry KCB (1893-1972), English officer of the Royal Navy and Director of Naval Intelligence (1946-1948)

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Parry Historic Events


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Parry Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. D. Parry, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. F Parry, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Parry, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Joseph Parry, English Able-Bodied Seaman from Seacombe, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Frank Parry, English Assistant Deck Steward from Bootle, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Parry


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Suggested Readings for the name Parry



  • Eagon-Parry Family by Herbert B. Eagon.

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Motto


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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: Heb Dduw heb Ddym, Duw a Dygon
Motto Translation: Without God, without anything, God is enough.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Parry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 00:49.

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