Piryne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Piryne 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 Piryne family

The surname Piryne was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Piryne 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 Piryne family is descended from the tenant of the parish of Pyrton.

Early History of the Piryne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piryne research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1166 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Piryne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Piryne 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 Piryne family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Piryne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Piryne family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pyrton, who immigrated to Jamaica in 1740.



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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