Fermare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Fermare 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, Fermare was also a common Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic MacScollog.
Early Origins of the Fermare family
The surname Fermare 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.
Important Dates for the Fermare family
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Fermare Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Farmer, Farmere, Farmers, Fermare and others.
Early Notables of the Fermare 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...
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Migration of the Fermare family to Ireland
Some of the Fermare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fermare family
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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