Perrott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Perrott was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Perrott is based on 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.
Interestingly, the English word "parrot," for the talking bird, was not in use until the 16th century, much later than this word's use as a surname.
Another source claims the name was originally "De Perrott from Castel Perrott, which he built in Armorica (Brittany), and the town of Perrott, one league from it. He came over to England in 957, and obtained some lands in Wessex, on a river which changed its name to the Perrot (now corrupted to the Parret), in Somersetshire." 
Early Origins of the Perrott family
The surname Perrott 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. "The valour and magnanimity of Sir Stephen gained him the respect and love of the Princess Ellyn's people. Their son, Sir Andrew, claimed the kingdom of Wales, in right of his mother, and collected a body of forces in assertion of his right, but the King of England marched a numerous army into the country to take advantage of the disorders; the knowledge of which and a sum of money offered by the English king, through the Bishop of St. David's, brought him to declare for that prince, who knighted him, on his doing homage for the land for twenty miles round Sir William's camp, whereon he built the Castle of Narbeth, whose ruins are extant in Pembroke." 
Thorp Perrot Hall is a large 18th-century country house standing in an estate on the northern edge of Snape village. North Perrot(t) is a parish, in the union of Yeovil, hundred of Houndsborough, Berwick, and Coker, W. division of Somerset and South Perrot(t) is a parish, in the union of Beaminster, hundred of Beaminster-Forum, and Redhone, Bridport division of Dorset. 
"The name of Parrott, probably a form of Perrett or Perrott, a common Somersetshire name, is better represented in Buckinghamshire, and is referred to also under that county. There was a gentle family of Parratt in the parish of Enstone [Oxfordshire] during the reign of Elizabeth." 
Early feudal rolls provided the king of the time a method of cataloguing holdings for taxation, but today they provide a glimpse into the wide surname spellings in use at that time. Ralph Perot was listed in Essex in 1235 and later in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Bedfordshire. William Poret was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301; and John Parrat was in early London records in 1344. 
Early History of the Perrott family
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Perrott Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Perrot, Parrott, Parrot, Perrott, Perot, Perott, Perrett and many more.
Early Notables of the Perrott family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Rober Perrot (died 1550), English organist of Magdalen College, Oxford, second son of George Perrot of Harroldston, Pembrokeshire; Sir James Perrot (1571-1636), a Welsh writer and politician, Member of Parliament for Haverfordwest in 1597, (1604-1622) and (1626-1629), Custos Rotulorum of Pembrokeshire...
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Migration of the Perrott family to Ireland
Some of the Perrott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 104 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Perrott migration to the United States +
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Perrott or a variant listed above:
Perrott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Perrott, who landed in America in 1769
Perrott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Perrott, who settled in New York State in 1823
- Michael Perrott, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 
- Francis Perrott, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1853
- Esther Perrott, aged 18, who landed in America from England, in 1893
- Henrietta Perrott, aged 11, who landed in America from Cork, Ireland, in 1897
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Perrott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Llewellyn Perrott, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1902
- Frederick J. Perrott, aged 65, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1908
- Frank Perrott, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Portsmouth, England, in 1913
- Jennie Perrott, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Portsmouth, England, in 1913
- Leslie Perrott, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Melbourne, Australia, in 1921
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Perrott migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Perrott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Catherine Perrott, aged 26 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing 3rd June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 24th July 1847 but she died on board 
- Mr. David Perrott who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie " departing 3rd June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 24th July 1847 but he died on board 
Perrott migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Perrott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Peter Perrott, English convict who was convicted in Surrey, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Fame" on 9th October 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Isaac Perrott, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia 
Perrott migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Perrott Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
- Ralph Perrott, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants
Contemporary Notables of the name Perrott (post 1700) +
- Sir Edward George Lambert Perrott (1811-1886), 4th Baronet of Plumstead, Kent, English peer
- Sir Edward Bindloss Perrott (1784-1859), 3rd Baronet of Plumstead, Kent, English peer
- Sir Richard Perrott (1716-1796), 2nd Baronet of Plumstead, Kent, English peer
- Sir James Perrott (d. 1731), 1st Baronet of Plumstead, Kent, English peer
- Sir Robert Perrott (d. 1759), 1st Baronet of Richmond, Surrey, English peer and relative of Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy of Ireland
- Helena Ruth Perrott (1912-1999), Viscountess Maitland, English wife of Ivor Colin, Viscount Maitland, daughter of Sir Herbert Perrott
- Marie Louise Priscilla Perrott (1909-1988), Baroness Forester, English wife of the 7th Baron Forester, daughter of Sir Herbert Perrott
- Edward Perrott (1851-1915), English rugby union international who represented England in 1875
- Sir Herbert Charles Perrott (1849-1922), 5th Baronet of Plumstead, Kent, English peer, Chief Secretary of the St. John Ambulance Association
- Sir Donald Cyril Vincent Perrott (1902-1985), English businessman
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The Perrott 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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- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 27th September 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/fairlie
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
- ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies