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Where did the Scottish Phariss family come from? What is the Scottish Phariss family crest and coat of arms? When did the Phariss family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Phariss family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.

First found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." To translate this couplet means that no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phariss research. Another 170 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Phariss History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Phariss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Phariss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Fairey settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772; James, Joseph and Robert Ferry arrived in Virginia in 1774; Andrew, Bernard, Charles, Francis, George, James, John, Michael, Miles, Patrick Ferry, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860. In Newfoundland, Patrick Ferry settled in Bona Vista in 1830.

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  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Phariss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phariss 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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