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Perrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French


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


Early Origins of the Perrow family


The surname Perrow 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.

They branched to Brittany at Fontaine-Menard, and intermarried with the distinguished family of Bierset. This distinguished family also branched to Artois, Lorraine, and Picardy in north-east France, and Tournaisis.

They also established estates at Bierghes in Hainault. The family continued to contribute to the social, political, and cultural development of the French nation until the Revolution when many of the aristocratic families lost their estates.


Early History of the Perrow family


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Perrow Spelling Variations


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 Perrow, some of which include Perron, Perrone, Peron, Perouin, Perrouin, Du Perron and many more.

Early Notables of the Perrow family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family during this period was Vincent Perronet (1693-1785), Vicar of Shoreham and Methodist, youngest son of David and Philothea Perronet, born in London. His father, a...
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Migration of the Perrow family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gabriel H. Perrow, aged 44, a butcher, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Harriett Perrow, aged 42, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Henrietta Perrow, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • William Perrow, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Anne Perrow, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Perrow (post 1700)


  • Mosby Garland Perrow Jr., (1909-1976), American educator who was key figure in Virginia's abandonment of "Massive Resistance" to public school desegregation
  • Charles B. Perrow, American emeritus professor of sociology at Yale University
  • Mark Perrow (b. 1965), South African sprint canoer at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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