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Perrett is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Perrett 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 Perrett is also a nickname type of surname for someone who likes to talk or chat like a parrot.

Perrett Early Origins



The surname Perrett 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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Perrett Spelling Variations


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Perrett Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Perrett are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Perrett include Perrot, Parrott, Parrot, Perrott, Perot, Perott, Perrett and many more.

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Perrett Early History


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Perrett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perrett 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 Perrett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perrett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perrett 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 Perrett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perrett In Ireland


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Perrett In Ireland



Some of the Perrett 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Perrett, or a variant listed above:

Perrett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Perrett, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777

Perrett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abram Perrett, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1821
  • John Perrett settled in Bay of Islands, Newfoundland in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Perrett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Perrett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • John Perrett, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Charles Perrett, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Magdelana"
  • Harriet Perrett, aged 28, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"

Perrett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Perrett, aged 33, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • John Perrett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880
  • Robert Perrett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880
  • Fanny Perrett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrett (post 1700)



  • Russell Perrett (b. 1973), English football player
  • Robert Perrett (1919-1994), English football player
  • Peter Perrett (b. 1952), English singer-songwriter
  • Amanda Perrett, English race horse trainer
  • Sam Perrett (b. 1985), New Zealand rugby league player
  • Graham Perrett (b. 1966), Australian politician
  • Fred Perrett (1891-1918), Wales international rugby player
  • Hon. Judge John Perrett, Shrewsbury

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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



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Perrett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perrett 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.

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