Peregrine Name Meaning & Origin
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The patron saint of cancer's name was Peregrine.
The first child born in the new world off the mayflower was named Peregrine White.
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I met a girl named Peregrine once. All her life she was called Birdie!
My daughter is named Peregrine. We call her Peri or Pere for short.
My son's name is Peregrine. We often call him Perry or Pip as a nickname. It's a name that is in our family from the 12th century (and how odd to see it as a girl's name these days!)
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Perry, Perri, Pip, Pippin, Per, Perrin, Rin, Penn, Birdie, Peri, Pere, Grin, Grinnie, Gri Gri, Peregri-gri, Persie, Persia (pronounced PER-see-a)
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The Perigrine falcon lives on high cliffs (and, in the city, skyscrapers.) They were highly endangered by DDT weakening their eggs but are making a small-scale comeback. Birds of prey, they are majestic and graceful in flight.
Meant "coming from another country" in late Middle English: from Latin peregrinus ‘foreign,’ from peregre ‘abroad,’ from per- ‘through’ + ager ‘field.’
(Note: the word "pilgrim" derives from the same roots.)
Current definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary online: "having a tendency to wander." It can mean "wanderer, stranger, foreigner, traveller, pilgrim or crusader."
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Peregrine Honig, runner-up (female) artist from Bravo's reality TV show "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"
Peregrinus Proteus (c. 95-165 AD) was a Cynic philosopher, from Parium in Mysia.
Peregrine White was a child of William and Susanna White, Mayflower Pilgrims. Peregrine was born aboard the Pilgrim ship Mayflower at Cape Cod Harbor (now Provincetown Harbor) before the end of November, 1620. He died in Marshfield, Massachusetts on July 20, 1704 at age 83 years and 8 months. He was the first baby born on the Mayflower as it was docked ouside Plymouth Colony.
Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt;(fl. 1269) was a 13th-century French scholar who conducted experiments on magnetism and wrote the first extant treatise describing the properties of magnets. His work is particularly noted for containing the earliest detailed discussion of freely pivoting compass needles, a fundamental component of the dry compass soon to appear in medieval navigation. He also wrote a treatise on the construction and use of a universal astrolabe.
Peregrine Maitland was an amateur first-class cricketer who made 27 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1798 to 1808. He was mainly associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and he also played for Surrey and Hampshire.
Peregrine Armstrong-Jones. Founder of Bentley's Entertainments, known chiefly for organizing the weddings of the Beckhams, Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley. He is of the Armstrong-Jones branch of Britian's royal family.
Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire. Born 27 April 1944
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Peregrin "Pippin" Took, from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings".
Reverend Father Joseph Daniel Peregrine in the chapter "The Fire Balloons" from Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles".
The Other Normals book by Ned Vizzini