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.
Last Edited: 27 July 2016