Perun is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Perun comes from the ancient given name Peter
which anciently meant rock or stone.
Early Origins of the Perun family
The surname Perun was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Perun family
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Perun Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Perun are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Perun include Perrin, Perren, Perrine, Peren, Perring, Perrins and others.
Early Notables of the Perun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Perun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Sawka Perun, who landed in Quebec in 1896
The Perun 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: Impavidun feriunt ruinae
Motto Translation: Danger shall strike me unappalled.