Παρισοι

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,17 Παρισοι, a tribe with one πολις at Πετουαρια

Where:  East Yorkshire, located by Ptolemy’s mention of Petuaria (Brough on Humber) and of Ευλιμενον κολπος (possibly Bridlington Bay).

Name origin:  Greek παρισοι ‘almost equal’ (plural), probably an outsiders’ lifestyle description.

Notes: It is often claimed, but hard to believe, that a portion of the Gaulish Parisii tribe migrated from their home near modern Paris into Yorkshire.

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Last Edited: 27 July 2016