Ferme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ferme family
The surname Ferme was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Important Dates for the Ferme family
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Ferme Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vermey, Verme, Varmey, Varmo, Vorm, Ferme, Fermo and others.
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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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)