Ferme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ferme family
The surname Ferme was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. The name was first recorded in Scotland in Fairholm now called Farme. The old lands of Farme are now included in the town of Rutherglen.
Ancient records of the family are scarce, so we must look to 17th century records that include: Jemet Fairum who was married in Edinburgh in 1604, Marion Fairholm who appears in Overtoun of Quodquen, 1621, and three more of the name are in record in Lanark.
John Fairholm, (died 1646) was merchant burgess of Edinburgh and a few years later, John Ferholme was merchant burgess there in 1655. We must presume that the latter was presumably son of the former. George Fairholme was a tanner at the West Port of Edinburgh in 1653. Fairholm of Craigiehall was an old family in West Lothian. 
Important Dates for the Ferme family
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Ferme Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairholm, Farme, Fairhome, Fairholm, Ferme, Pharne, Pharme, Pherme, Ferholm and many more.
Early Notables of the Ferme family (pre 1700)
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Ferme migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Ferme Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Ferme Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alice Ferme, who arrived in Barbados in 1660
- Alice Ferme, who settled in Barbados in 1660
Ferme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Ferme, who landed in New York in 1842 
- John Ferme, who settled in New York in 1842
- Bernard Ferme, who settled in Baltimore in 1844
Ferme migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Ferme Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Ferme, aged 26, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
- Margaret Ferme, aged 22, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
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