The surname Farmers is a ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is derived from the Old French "fermier." It is a name for a tax farmer, that is, someone who undertook the collection of taxes and tariffs. The name only refers secondarily to its present day meaning of one who worked cultivating land, growing produce or raising livestock, taking on this meaning only in the 17th century. In Ireland
, Farmers was also a common Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic MacScollog.
Early Origins of the Farmers family
The surname Farmers was first found in Essex
, where they had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Farmers family
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Early Notables of the Farmers family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Fermor of Easton Neston, Northampton
, who was ennobled in 1553, in the presence of Queen Mary. His son, Sir George Farmer... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farmers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farmers family to Ireland
Some of the Farmers family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farmers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bridget Farmer, her two sons and five daughters, who all arrived at New York between the years 1851-1853; Edgar Farmer, who arrived in New York in 1849.
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