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Today's generation of the Perrin family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the ancient given name Peter which anciently meant rock or stone.

Perrin Early Origins



The surname Perrin 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.

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Perrin Spelling Variations


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Perrin Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Perrin, Perren, Perrine, Peren, Perring, Perrins and others.

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Perrin Early History


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Perrin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perrin research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1719 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Perrin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perrin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perrin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perrin Notables 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Perrin or a variant listed above:

Perrin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur and Richard Perrin settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Perrin settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Arthur Perrin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • John Perrin, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Fortune Perrin, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Perrin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Perrin, aged 25, landed in Louisiana in 1720

Perrin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Perrin, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Mathew Perrin, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • Elizabeth Perrin, who landed in New York in 1845
  • Jeremiah Perrin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Charles L Perrin, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Perrin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest William Wall Perrin, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901

Perrin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Perrin, who arrived in Canada in 1645
  • Henry Perrin, who landed in Montreal in 1650
  • Jeanne Perrin, aged 18, landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Henri Perrin who arrived in Quebec in 1661 from Brittany

Perrin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Perrin sailed from Languedoc in 1720 for Quebec
  • Joseph-Jilles Perrin arrived in Quebec in 1723 from Brittany
  • Dominique Perrin arrived in Quebec in 1759 from Lorraine
  • Jean Perrin arrived in Quebec in 1764 from Poitou

Perrin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Barrington Perrin settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1806 [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
  • James Perrin was a fisherman at Turnip Cove, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland in 1871 [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

Perrin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Perrin arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Eliza Perrin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Mary Perrin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Henry Perrin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850
  • William Perrin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Perrin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rhonda Perrin, aged 26, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Edmund Perrin, aged 28, a brickmaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Perrin, aged 26, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Charles Thomas Perrin, aged 38, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Sophia Perrin, aged 39, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrin (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Herbert Towle Perrin (1893-1962), American Assistant Commanding General 106th Division (1943-1946)
  • Brigadier-General Edwin Sanders Perrin (1905-1946), American Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Army Air Forces (1943-1944)
  • Harold Ernest Perrin CBE (1878-1948), British aviation pioneer
  • Nat Perrin (1905-1998), American comedy writer who contributed to several Marx Brothers films
  • Claude Victor- Perrin, Duke of Belluno, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph Perrin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Don Perrin (b. 1964), Canadian writer and former military officer
  • Francis Perrin (1901-1992), French physicist, high-commissioner for atomic energy, from 1951 to 1970
  • Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870-1942), French physicist, winner of the Nobel prize in physics in 1926
  • Philippe Perrin (b. 1963), European Space Agency astronaut with over 13 days in space
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Perrin Historic Events


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Perrin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Helen Bertha  Perrin (1906-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Alfred J Perrin (b. 1913), English Cook (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Hawkswood, Hailsham, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Charles Perrin (d. 1912), aged 39, English Boots Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Perrin


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Suggested Readings for the name Perrin



  • The John Perrin Family of Rehoboth, Massachusetts by Stanley Ernest Perin.

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


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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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Perrin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perrin 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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