Perram History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Perram surname is a habitational name derived from place names such as Parham in Suffolk and Sussex, derived from the Old English words "pere," meaning "pear," and "ham," or "homestead."

Early Origins of the Perram family

The surname Perram was first found in Suffolk, at Parham, a village and civil parish that dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Perreham and literally meant "homestead or enclosure where pears grow." [1]

Early History of the Perram family

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Perram Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Parham, Param, Parram, Perham, Pearham, Perram and others.

Early Notables of the Perram family (pre 1700)

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United States Perram migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Perram, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [2]

Australia Perram migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Perram Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Perram, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Robert Perram who was convicted in Devon, England for life, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 8th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/circassian)


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