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Early Origins of the Peare family

The surname Peare was first found in Oxfordshire at Oseney, where in year 1259 Henry and Reginald Perle were listed as holding lands at that time. The name is derived from the Middle English and Old French word "perle," meaning "pearl," one who sells pearls. [1]

Thomas Perle was found in the Close Rolls of 1343. [2] [3] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included a listing for Egidias and Richard Perles, but no counties were listed.

And one source postulates that the name could be Norman French as the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae records John and Tustin Peril or Perol in Normandy in 1198. [4]

Early History of the Peare family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peare research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1455, 1487, 1402, 1388, 1394, 1428, 1406, 1422, 1423, 1842, 1886, 1842, 1808, 1845, 1856 and 1858 are included under the topic Early Peare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peare Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Perle, Pearl, Pearle, Pear, Parl, Perl, Purl, Purle, Pearlman, Perlman and many more.

Early Notables of the Peare family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Perle (died 1402), of Dorchester, Dorset, an English politician, Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Dorchester in February 1388 and for Dorset in 1394. Another John Perle (died 1428), of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, was an English politician. He was Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Shrewsbury in 1406, 1422 and 1423. Cora Pearl (1842-1886), the English courtesan assumed the name Pearl. She was born Emma Elizabeth Crouch at Caroline Place, East Stonehouse, Devonshire, on 23 Feb. 1842. "She was the daughter of Frederick William Nicholls Crouch, by his wife, Lydia Pearson, a...
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Migration of the Peare family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Peare (post 1700) +

  • George R. Peare, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1894 [5]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook