The name Perrien was brought to
when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the ancient given name
which anciently meant
rock or stone.
Early Origins of the Perrien family
The surname Perrien was first found in
where they held a
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Perrien family
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Early Notables of the Perrien family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Peryn (died 1558), Dominican, who was probably connected with the Perins of
, prior of the Dominican house of St. Bartholomew in Smithfield...
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Migration of the Perrien family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Perriens to arrive on North American shores: John Perryn, who came to Virginia in 1635; Arthur and Richard Perrin settled in Virginia in 1637; John Perrin settled in Virginia in 1642; Charles Perring settled in Boston in 1768.
The Perrien Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
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Impavidun feriunt ruinae
Danger shall strike me unappalled.
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