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The Perham surname is a habitational name derived from place names such as Parham in Suffolk and Sussex, derived from the Old English words "pere," meaning "pear," and "ham," or "homestead."

Perham Early Origins



The surname Perham was first found in Suffolk, at Parham, a village and civil parish that dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Perreham and literally meant "homestead or enclosure where pears grow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Perham Spelling Variations


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Perham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Parham, Param, Parram, Perham, Pearham, Perram and others.

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Perham Early History


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Perham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perham research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1187, 1264 and 1366 are included under the topic Early Perham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Perham Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Perham, who arrived in New England in 1666

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perham (post 1700)



  • Walter Perham, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932
  • Sidney Perham (1819-1907), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Maine, 1856, 1892; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1863-69; Governor of Maine, 1871-74
  • John B. Perham, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892
  • Harold C. Perham, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Oxford County (3rd), 1931-32
  • Frederic E. Perham (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 29th District, 1904-05
  • Sidney Perham (1819-1907), American politician, 33rd Governor of Maine (1871-1874), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's 2nd district (1863-1869)
  • Michael Perham (b. 1992), English boy who became the youngest person to sail around the world solo
  • Dame Margery Freda Perham DCMG CBE FBA (1895-1982), British historian and writer of African affairs
  • Michael Francis Perham (b. 1947), current Bishop of Gloucester
  • Linda Perham (b. 1947), British Labour politician

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Perham Historic Events


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Perham Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Charles  Perham (1895-1917), Canadian Deck hand aboard the Tug Hilford from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Perham Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Perham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perham 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.

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