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Where did the French Perron family come from? What is the French Perron family crest and coat of arms? When did the Perron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Perron family history?

Champagne, France is where the ancestors of the Perron family lived. Perron was derived from the given name Peter, which comes from the Greek name Petros, meaning rock.


History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Perron, some of which include Perron, Perrone, Peron, Perouin, Perrouin, Du Perron and many more.

First found in Champagne where they held a family seat at St-Martin, and were eventually elevated after the Revolution to Comtes of the Empire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perron research. Another 144 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perron History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Perron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Perron were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Perron were

Perron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Perron, aged 20, landed in Louisiana in 1720

Perron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Perron, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1905
  • Catherine Perron, aged 35, who landed in America from Paris, in 1905
  • Eugenie Perron, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Helene Perron, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Clet Perron, aged 28, who landed in America from Brest, France, in 1917

Perron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Francois Perron who settled in Quebec in 1663 from Aunis, near Bordeaux

Perron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Perron arrived in Quebec in 1730 from Lorraine

Perron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sawka Perron, who arrived in Quebec in 1896

Perron Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elmira Perron, aged 39, who settled in S. Lancaster, Canada, in 1912
  • Bertha Perron, aged 38, who emigrated to Canada, in 1915
  • Jacques Perron, aged 22, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921

Perron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Perron arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838


  • François Perron, French born ballet dancer who now works and resides in the United States
  • Oskar Perron, German mathematician
  • Fleuri Perron (1866-1931), Alberta politician and businessman
  • Oskar Perron (1880-1975), German mathematician, eponym of Perron's formula
  • Jean Perron (b. 1946), Canadian former head coach in the NHL from Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec
  • Gilles Perron (b. 1940), Canadian politician
  • Marshall Perron (b. 1942), former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australia
  • David Perron (b. 1988), Canadian NHL ice hockey player


  • The Perrons: French-Canadian Pioneers of Minnesota by Ronald F. Eustice.

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The Perron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perron 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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