Early Origins of the Van Parys family
The surname Van Parys was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Antwerp, (Anvers.Fr) a fortified city in the province of Antwerp. It is Belgium's commercial center. In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was Marquis of Antwerp. The province is divided into three districts, Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Van Parys family
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Van Parys Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Parys, Paryse, Paryses, Pary, Parrys, Paarys, Parryse, Paaryses, Paris, Parris, Parrys, Parys, de Parys, van Parys and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Parys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Parys family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Agustin Paris, who came to New Spain
in 1580; Ana Paris, who settled in New Spain
in 1580; Arundell Parris, who settled in Virginia in 1642; William Pary, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1646.
Contemporary Notables of the name Van Parys (post 1700)
- Germaine Van Parys (1893-1983), pioneering female Belgian photojournalist, one of the first in her field
- Tony J.M.M. Van Parys (b. 1951), Belgian politician, Senator (2007-2010), Minister of Justice (1998-1999)
- Georges Van Parys (1902-1971), French composer of film music and operettas