Paris Family History
Paris Name Meaning
French and English (via Norman French): from the Old French personal name Paris a variant of Patrice Patris (from Latin Patricius from patricius ‘patrician nobleman’; see Patrick ) which became associated with the name of the Trojan prince Paris in Homer's Iliad (see Parise ). Compare Parris . English: habitational name from the city of Paris in France. The placename is taken from the name of a Celtic people the Parisii who settled on the banks of the River Seine in pre-Roman times. Catalan (París): from a shortened form of the personal name Aparici (see Aparicio ). Hungarian (Páris): from the personal name Páris or Párizs (see Parise ). German: nickname for someone who had been in Paris or had trade relations with the city. Italian: variant of Parise .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022