Ferray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Ferray family

The surname Ferray was 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." A rough translation of this couplet: "no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen." [1]

Important Dates for the Ferray family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferray research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and are included under the topic Early Ferray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferray Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ferray family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ferray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ferray family to Ireland

Some of the Ferray family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferray migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferray Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeremiah Ferray, aged 28, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
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