St. Peregrine the martyr, was an early Christian martyr who died because he and others refused to worship the Roman Emperor Commodus on his birthday. Saint Peregrine (Peregrinus) of Auxerre (d. ca.
261 AD or ca.
304 AD) is venerated as the first bishop of Auxerre and the builder of its first cathedral. The name Peregrine is derived from the Latin Peregrinus, which originally meant "one from abroad", in other words, a foreigner, traveler, or pilgrim. The Peregrine Falcon (falco peregrinus) was first described under its current name by English ornithologist Marmaduke Tunstall in his 1771 work Ornithologia Britannica.
Early Origins of the Pergram family
The surname Pergram was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county. The family name was from Haute Marne in Normandy
and probably originated from the King who was a falconer, a peregrine being a hunting type of falcon.
Early History of the Pergram family
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Pergram Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Perigrine, Perrigrin, Pellegrin, Perigrin, Pelegrin, Perrigrine and many more.
Early Notables of the Pergram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pergram family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wm. Peregrine, who arrived in Virginia sometime between 1671 and 1672; Jane Pelligan, who settled in Maryland in 1671; James Peregrine, who settled in Ohio sometime between 1831 and 1836.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pergram (post 1700)
- Chad Pergram, American journalist and broadcaster for FOX News