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Perton Early Origins



The surname Perton was first found in Staffordshire at Perton, a large village and civil parish which has derived its name from 'Pear Town,' referring the a unique pear which grows in the area. The original manor was held by Edward the Confessor and then by the Abbot of Westminster. In turn, the abbey held Perton manor until 1162 when it was granted to Lord William Perton. The surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Perton, a steward of Westminster Abbey who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later, Ranulph de Perton settled at Tennenhall in Stafford during the reign of King John after 1216.

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Perton Spelling Variations


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Perton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Perton, Pearton, Purton, Periton, Perriton, Pertond, Prington, Purinton and many more.

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Perton Early History


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Perton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perton research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600 and 1570 are included under the topic Early Perton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Perton Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremy Perton, a servant sent from Bristol to the Foreign Plantations in 1660
  • Peter Perton, who arrived in Virginia in 1668
  • John Perton, who arrived in Virginia in 1682

Perton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Winifred Perton, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1764

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perton (post 1700)



  • Victor Perton (b. 1958), Australian politician, member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (1988-2006)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Perton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perton 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.

This page was last modified on 11 September 2015 at 08:42.

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