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Permenter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Permenter is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Permenter is for a tailor.

Early Origins of the Permenter family


The surname Permenter was first found in Gloucestershire where this noble Norman family were granted lands, shown in the Domesday Book at Tochintune which was the King's land consisting of a mill and a manor.

Early History of the Permenter family


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Permenter Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Parmenter, Parminster, Parmenster, Parminter, Parmiter, Parmunter, Perminter, Parmunter, Parmintew and many more.

Early Notables of the Permenter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Permenter family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Permenter or a variant listed above: John Parmiter settled in Nevis in 1663; Phillip Parmitor arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1716; John and Robert Parmenter arrived in Boston in 1630.

Contemporary Notables of the name Permenter (post 1700)


  • Russell Permenter, American basketball player for Leeds Force in 2014
  • John Permenter, American fiddler, known for his work on Clint Black's album Killin' Time

The Permenter Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deo favente
Motto Translation: By the favour of God.


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