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Surname origins Location
Derived from the location where an ancestor originated
Meaning Paris, the French city
Geographic origins i) Most common in Essex
Language Old French (Gaulish)
Sources i) Cottle, Basil, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames (London: Penguin UK, 1967)

ii) Reaney & Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958)
My line of the Parish family can be traced back to George and Mary Parish who lived in the city of Bath in Somerset in the first half of the 19th century.

Two of their sons moved to London around the middle of the century and my great great grandfather Frederick Parish, a blacksmith, married Rosanna Flay in Woolwich in 1865. They lived in Southwark, Lambeth, Spitalfields and Paddington and had 6 (known) children.

A branch of the family moved further out of the city into Surrey where their granddaughter - my maternal grandmother - was born and later married a Clark.

Do you have any information on the following person?

John Frederick Parish   b. 1879 (in Paddington, Middlesex)

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