Piron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Piron is thought to be derived from "Pyrton," the name of an ancient village located near Watlington in Oxfordshire which is itself derived from the Old English "pere-tun," meaning "pear-tree farm." [1]

Early Origins of the Piron family

The surname Piron was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Piron family held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, 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 tenant of the parish of Pyrton.

Early History of the Piron family

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Piron Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyrton, Pyrtone, Pirtom, Pirtone, Pyrten, Pirten, Pirion, Pirren, Pyron and many more.

Early Notables of the Piron family (pre 1700)

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Piron Ranking

In France, the name Piron is the 1,416th most popular surname with an estimated 4,051 people with that name. [2]

Canada Piron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Piron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Francois Piron, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Piron, who landed in Montreal in 1653

Contemporary Notables of the name Piron (post 1700) +

  • Florence Piron (1966-2021), French born Canadian anthropologist and ethicist, full professor in the Department of Communication and Information at Laval University

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/

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