The distinguished surname Piron is thought to be derived from "Pyrton," the name of an ancient village located near Watlington in
which is itself derived from the Old English "pere-tun," meaning "pear-tree farm."
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. Hence, conjecturally, the Piron family is descended from the
of the parish of Pyrton.
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of this family name include: Pyrton, Pyrtone, Pirtom, Pirtone, Pyrten, Pirten, Pirion, Pirren, Pyron and many more.