Parrymour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Parrymour 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.  "This surname is derived from a nickname. 'the paramour,' a lover in an honest sense." 
Early Origins of the Parrymour family
The surname Parrymour was first found in Lincolnshire where John Paramour was the first record of the family as listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
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.' " 
"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." 
Early History of the Parrymour family
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Parrymour Spelling Variations
Parrymour has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Paramore, Paramor, Paramour, Paramoure, Parrymore, Parrymour, Parymore and many more.
Early Notables of the Parrymour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Parrymour family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Parrymours to arrive on North American shores: Robert Paramour, who came to Virginia in 1624; Miles Paramore, who settled in Virginia in 1662; Thomas Paramour, who came to Maryland in 1673; John Paramore, who came to Virginia in 1673.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.