I am trying to find out information on the origins of this surname. Parmut is a very rare surname, I have a few educated guesses but I am still not quite sure. My family (Parmut) is from Pryluky Ukraine originally. The werid thing about it is or family is Jewish but the name Parmut has the mut/ut suffix wish is not extremely common in Askenazi surnames. It doesn't seem to have germanic root or slavic on that I can think of. A researcher at the Ukrainian national museum told me that surnames such as Parmut, Bahmut, Yarmut,Marmut, Originate from southern Ukraine and may be of possible Tatar origin. My familes phenotype on that side resembles more of a slavic/turkic type. The don't have as much of the mediterrian features as typical Askenazi Jews. I am still at loss though and It would be great to get a second opinion. Thanks Grisha.