Parys History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Parys family
The surname Parys was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Antwerp, (Anvers.Fr) a fortified city in the province of Antwerp. It is Belgium's commercial center. In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was Marquis of Antwerp. The province is divided into three districts, Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Parys family
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Parys Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Parys, Paryse, Paryses, Pary, Parrys, Paarys, Parryse, Paaryses, Paris, Parris, Parrys, Parys, de Parys, van Parys and many more.
Early Notables of the Parys family (pre 1700)
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Parys migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Parys Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Parys, who arrived in New York, NY in 1680
Parys Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ferdinand Von Parys, who arrived in America in 1855
Contemporary Notables of the name Parys (post 1700) +
- Ronald G. Parys, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 9th District; Elected 1970 
- Parys Sharron Haralson (1984-2021), American professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL)
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