I have been researching my paternal ancestry for nearly two years now. Originally the Parliament surname and all its variations is derived from the surname Burlemen beginning with the arrival of Johannes and his family (wife and children) on the 5th voyage to the colonies organized by Gov Hunter for the Queen of England during the Great Palantine migration in 1709. They originated in Partenheim the Pfaltz area of what is the present day Germany. I can provide you with the complete origins and future histories if you like.
I did find some Parliaments in Michigan and wondered how that happened or why. Your posting cleared up some questions and added others. My family Parliament, moved between NJ and NY for generations. What was then Orange Cnty NY is the present day Rockland Cnty NY
The Loyalist you mentioned had a son Isaac who was 19 when his family fled to Canada. He returned to be a circuit court judge here in the USA after the Revolution selling his lands in Canada the Queen bestowed upon him for his loyalty. He had half brothers who were patriots.
There are many Parliaments in Canada as well as in the United States due to some being loyalists and others patriots.
My line comes from this line as do all Parliaments no matter the spelling. My line reaches back to Jacob James Parliament and Aimee ________ parents of David Parliament b 9 May 1803 who married Elizabeth Fenner b1806 NY and m 14 Feb 1823 NJ (Valentines Day!) At this point in time I am trying to connect the dots back from Jacob James.
You mention an Abraham Parliman (1777 - 1860)who married a rachel Van Steenburgh in 1812......several years after David ws born. Perhaps Abraham was a brother to Jacob/James father?
Hopefully we can share information. I look forward to hearing from you.
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