Peron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Champagne, France is where the ancestors of the Peron family lived. Peron was derived from the given name Peter, which comes from the Greek name Petros, meaning rock.

Early Origins of the Peron family

The surname Peron was first found in Champagne where they held a family seat at St-Martin, and were eventually elevated after the Revolution to Comtes of the Empire.

They branched to Brittany at Fontaine-Menard, and intermarried with the distinguished family of Bierset. This distinguished family also branched to Artois, Lorraine, and Picardy in north-east France, and Tournaisis.

They also established estates at Bierghes in Hainault. The family continued to contribute to the social, political, and cultural development of the French nation until the Revolution when many of the aristocratic families lost their estates.

Important Dates for the Peron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peron research. More information is included under the topic Early Peron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peron Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Peron, some of which include Perron, Perrone, Peron, Perouin, Perrouin, Du Perron and many more.

Early Notables of the Peron family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family during this period was Vincent Perronet (1693-1785), Vicar of Shoreham and Methodist, youngest son of David and Philothea Perronet, born in London. His father, a...
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Peron migration to the United States

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Peron were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Peron were

Peron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Silvestre Peron, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]
  • Manuel Peron, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1857 [1]

Peron migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Rene Peron, who landed in Montreal in 1662
Peron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Sawka Peron, who landed in Quebec in 1896

Contemporary Notables of the name Peron (post 1700)

  • Dennis Robert Peron (1945-2018), American activist and businessman
  • Jean-François Péron (b. 1965), retired French professional footballer
  • François Auguste Péron (1775-1810), French naturalist and explorer
  • Andrea Peron (b. 1971), Italian former professional road bicycle racer
  • Carlos Perón (b. 1952), Swiss musician
  • María Estela Martínez Cartas de Perón (b. 1931), former President of Argentina
  • María Eva Duarte de Perón. (1919-1952), the second wife of President Juan Perón
  • Isabelita Perón (b. 1931), Argentine dancer/politician

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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