The distinguished surname Pirrin 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Pirrin family
The surname Pirrin was first found in Oxfordshire
, where the Pirrin 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 Pirrin family is descended from the tenant
of the parish of Pyrton.
Early History of the Pirrin family
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Pirrin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pyrton, Pyrtone, Pirtom, Pirtone, Pyrten, Pirten, Pirion, Pirren, Pyron and many more.
Early Notables of the Pirrin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pirrin family to Ireland
Some of the Pirrin family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pirrin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pyrton, who immigrated to Jamaica in 1740.