Fahrenheit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fahrenheit family

The surname Fahrenheit was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Fahrenheit family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fahrenheit research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1576 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Fahrenheit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fahrenheit Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fahrenheid, Fahrenheit, Fahrenholz, Varenard and many more.

Early Notables of the Fahrenheit family (pre 1700)

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United States Fahrenheit migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fahrenheit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Fahrenheit, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fahrenheit (post 1700) +

  • Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), German-born physicist who invented the mercury thermometer (1714) and devised the Fahrenheit temperature scale

  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)

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