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Perrian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Perrian is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Perrian family name comes from the ancient given name Peter which anciently meant rock or stone.

Early Origins of the Perrian family


The surname Perrian was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Perrian family


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Perrian 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 Perrian have been found, including Perrin, Perren, Perrine, Peren, Perring, Perrins and others.

Early Notables of the Perrian family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Perrian family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perrian Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Perrian, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

The Perrian 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: Impavidun feriunt ruinae
Motto Translation: Danger shall strike me unappalled.


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