The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Perish came from the Saxon tribe called Parisii
who originally lived beside the Humber river in Lincolnshire
. However, the name may also be of Norman descent as shown by the rather obvious reference to Paris, France. In this case, records show that William, Roger, Walter and Odelina Paris in a Normandy
Roll 1180-1185. And about the same time, Hugo, Peter de Paris was listed in England
c. 1198. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early Origins of the Perish family
The surname Perish was first found in Lincolnshire
where one of the first records of the name was Lotyn de Paris in the the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The same rolls list Robert de Paris in London and Ralph de Paris in Kent
. Roger de Paris and Simon de Paris were both listed as living in London during the reign of Edward I
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Perish family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perish research.Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1296, 1624, 1200, 1259, 1666, 1735, 1653, 1720, 1682, 1760 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Perish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Perish Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Perish family name include Paris, Parish, Parris, Parrish, Pares and others.
Early Notables of the Perish family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Matthew Paris (circa 1200-1259), English Benedictine monk at St Albans, known as a chronicler and manuscript illuminator; James Paris du Plessis (c.1666-1735), English servant of the famous diarist Samuel Pepys; Samuel Parris (1653-1720), the Puritan... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Perish family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Perish surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Parris, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward and Eleanor Parish, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Parris, who came to Massachusetts in 1635.