Ferrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Ferrier family

The surname Ferrier was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Ferrier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrier research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1438, 1460, 1496, 1554, 1619, 1475, 1596, 1668, 1700, 1558, 1683, 1737, 1779, 1479, 1521, 1843, 1882, 1508, 1585 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Ferrier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferrier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ferrier, Ferriez, Ferrié, Ferier, Ferie, Farrier, De Ferrier, De Farier, Le Feries, Les Feriers and many more.

Early Notables of the Ferrier family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferrier migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferrier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Ferrier, who arrived in America in 1620 [1]
  • Thomas Ferrier, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]
Ferrier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Roger Ferrier, who settled in Virginia in the year 1700
  • Pierre Ferrier, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Pierre Ferrier, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Charles Ferrier, aged 21, settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Charles Ferrier, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ferrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Ferrier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1803
  • James Ferrier, aged 24, settled in New Castle and later in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Jules Marins Ferrier, aged 18, settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Juan Ferrier, aged 26, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1839 [1]
  • Andrew Ferrier, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1841 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferrier migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferrier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Ferrier, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Charlotte Ferrier, aged 36, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Abraham Ferrier, aged 9, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Janet Ferrier, aged 5, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • John Ferrier, aged 2, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferrier migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ferrier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Ferrier, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [2]
  • George Ferrier, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • Charlotte Ferrier, aged 25, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • Fanny Ferrier, aged 8, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • Jane Ferrier, aged 6, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrier (post 1700)

  • John Ferrier (1759-1836), British officer in the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
  • Orpha R. Ferrier, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948
  • Milton Ferrier, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • James H. Ferrier, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1915-16
  • J. A. Ferrier, American Republican politician, Chair of Osage County Republican Party, 1949
  • Dean Ferrier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1988 (delegation chair), 1996
  • Paul Ferrier (1843-1920), French dramatist
  • Pierre Joseph de Ferrier du Chatelet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Gratien Ferrier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer, eponym of the mineral Ferrierite
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Ferrier family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. David Ferrier, British Air Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Alexander Hubert Buxton Ferrier, Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in Pendicton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]
  • Mrs. Beata Elizabeth Margaret Ferrier, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Pendicton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]
  • Miss Sheila Ferrier, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Pendleton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Pierre Ferrier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Gratien Ferrier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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