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Where did the English Fairman family come from? What is the English Fairman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fairman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fairman family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Fairman comes from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fairman were recorded, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Gateforth, which at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 was known as Gereford, and granted by the King to Ilbert de Lacy. They held a family seat in this ancient village from very early times, which consisted at that time of a church and a few houses, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairman research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1937 is included under the topic Early Fairman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Fairman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Fairman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fairman family emigrate to North America:
Fairman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Fairman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Firmus in Christo
Motto Translation: Firm in Christ.
The Fairman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fairman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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