Perot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Perot is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Perot family name comes from the name Peter. This name was a baptismal name that was originally derived from the French name Pierre and was a diminutive of the name Parrot, which means little Peter. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames. The name Perot is also a nickname type of surname for someone who likes to talk or chat like a parrot.
Early Origins of the Perot family
The surname Perot was first found in Pembrokeshire where they were granted the lands of Ystington, Haroldston, and Carew Castle in that shire by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Sir Stephen Perrott married Helen, the daughter of Marchion Ap Rice, Prince of South Wales at the beginning of the 12th century. Thorp Perrot Hall is a large 18th-century country house standing in an estate on the northern edge of Snape village.
North Perrot(t) is a parish, in the union of Yeovil, hundred of Houndsborough, Berwick, and Coker, W. division of Somerset and South Perrot(t) is a parish, in the union of Beaminster, hundred of Beaminster-Forum, and Redhone, Bridport division of Dorset. 
Early History of the Perot family
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Perot Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Perot have been found, including Perrot, Parrott, Parrot, Perrott, Perot, Perott, Perrett and many more.
Early Notables of the Perot family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Rober Perrot (died 1550), English organist of Magdalen College, Oxford, second son of George Perrot of Harroldston, Pembrokeshire; Sir James Perrot (1571-1636), a Welsh writer and politician, Member of Parliament for Haverfordwest in 1597, (1604-1622) and (1626-1629), Custos Rotulorum of Pembrokeshire...
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Migration of the Perot family to Ireland
Some of the Perot family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Perot migration to the United States +
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Perot were among those contributors:
Perot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jean Perot and his wife Meta Meby settled in New York in 1685
- Jean Perot who settled in New York State in 1685
- Martha and Meta Perot, who settled in New York State in 1685
- Jean Perot, who landed in New York, NY in 1685 
- Martha Perot, who landed in New York, NY in 1685 
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Perot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Marie Cousson Perot, who arrived in New York in 1703 
- Jacques Perot, who arrived in New York in 1703 
Perot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Perot, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813 
Contemporary Notables of the name Perot (post 1700) +
- Henry Ross Perot (1930-2019), American billionaire businessman, two time candidate for President of the United States
- Edward Joseph Perot (b. 1957), former professional American football offensive lineman
- Henry Ross Perot (b. 1958), real estate developer and Chairman of the Board of Perot Systems
- Jean-Baptiste Alfred Perot (1863-1925), French physicist
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The Perot 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: Amo ut invenio
Motto Translation: I love as I find
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)