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Perret is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It 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 Perret is also a nickname type of surname for someone who likes to talk or chat like a parrot.

Perret Early Origins



The surname Perret 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.

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Perret Spelling Variations


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Perret Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Perret family name include Perrot, Parrott, Parrot, Perrott, Perot, Perott, Perrett and many more.

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Perret Early History


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Perret Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perret research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1571, 1636, 1597, 1604, 1622, 1626, 1629, 1601, 1608, 1611, 1617, 1683, 1677, 1679, 1659, 1528, 1592 and 1579 are included under the topic Early Perret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perret Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perret Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Stephen Perrot, ancient scion of the family; Sir James Perrot (1571-1636), a Welsh writer and politician, Member of Parliament for Haverfordwest in 1597, (1604-1622)...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perret Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perret In Ireland


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Perret In Ireland



Some of the Perret family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Perret family to immigrate North America:

Perret Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Perret, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Hans Perret, who arrived in Carolina in 1744
  • John Perret, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Henri Perret, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772

Perret Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Perret, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Frederick Perret, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perret (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perret (post 1700)



  • Craig Perret (b. 1951), American thoroughbred horse racing jockey who has had 4,415 career wins
  • Pierre Perret (b. 1934), French singer and composer
  • J.R. Perret, British head of Elswick Ordnance Company who designed warships such as the Brazilian Minas Geraes-class battleships and Rio de Janeiro
  • Déborah Perret, French voice actress
  • Jean-Marc Perret (b. 1975), British child actor, best known for his role as Prince Caspian in the BBC adaptation in 1989
  • Patrick Perret (b. 1953), former French racing cyclist who rode in eight editions of the Tour de France between 1975 and 1982
  • Léonce Joseph Perret (1880-1935), French film actor, director and producer
  • Auguste Perret (1874-1954), French architect, his post-World War II reconstruction of Le Havre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Perret Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perret Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 December 2015 at 09:10.

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