Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Peter. In the religious naming tradition surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. In this case the surname Perkinson was taken from the ever popular St. Peter.
Early Origins of the Perkinson family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Perkinson family
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Perkinson Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Perkinson were recorded, including Parkinson, Parkinsone, Parkison and others.
Early Notables of the Perkinson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perkinson family to Ireland
Some of the Perkinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Perkinson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Perkinson family emigrate to North America:
Perkinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Perkinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Perkinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Perkinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Perkinson (post 1700)
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