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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.
The surname Perron was 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.
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.
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
Perron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Perron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Perron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Perron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Perron Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Perron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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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