The French surname Perrine, also found in England, is of patronymic origin, deriving from the Old French personal name Perrin, a pet form of French Pierre. Early examples of the hereditary surname include Geoffrey Perrun of Lincolnshire in the Knight Templar (Crusader) rolls of the year 1185; Henry Piron of Oxfordshire in 1194; John Pirun of Wiltshire in 1255; and John Perin of Cambridgeshire in the Hundred Rolls of that county in 1273. Some bearers of the name may be of French Huguenot extraction. A notable bearer of the name was Perrine who was a 17th Century French music theorist and lute teacher. He is only known by his surname.
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