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The name Perrot was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It 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 Perrot is also a nickname type of surname for someone who likes to talk or chat like a parrot.

Perrot Early Origins



The surname Perrot 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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Perrot Spelling Variations


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Perrot Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Perrot, Parrott, Parrot, Perrott, Perot, Perott, Perrett and many more.

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Perrot Early History


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Perrot Early History



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

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Perrot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Perrot In Ireland


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Perrot In Ireland



Some of the Perrot 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Perrot or a variant listed above were:

Perrot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Perrot, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Samuel Perrot settled in Barbados in 1678 with his wife Sarah, and daughter Sarah
  • Samuel Perrot settled in Barbados in 1678

Perrot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Perrot, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • Thomas Perrot settled in Jamaica in 1762

Perrot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Perrot, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Charles Perrot settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Ferdinand Perrot, who landed in New York in 1825
  • Michael Perrot, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Cecelia Perrot, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858

Perrot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Perrot, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrot (post 1700)



  • Kim Perrot (1967-1999), American WNBA basketball player
  • Michelle Perrot (b. 1928), French historian, Professor emeritus at the Paris Diderot University, recipient of the 2009 Prix Femina Essai
  • Jean Perrot (1920-2012), French archaeologist
  • Xavier Roger Perrot (1932-2008), Swiss Formula One racing driver
  • Henri Perrot (1883-1961), French engineer, one of the pioneers of the automobile industry who held numerous patents in the field of automotive shoe-braking
  • Georges Perrot (1832-1914), French archaeologist
  • Jean-Marie Perrot (1877-1943), French priest
  • Jules-Joseph Perrot (1810-1892), French dancer and choreographer, Balletmaster of the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Perrot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perrot 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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