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Fardon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The saga of the name Fardon follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a traveling warrior or mercenary. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Early Origins of the Fardon family


The surname Fardon was first found in Devon where this ancient Anglo Saxon name was derived from the name Faerthegn and, immediately before the Norman Conquest as Farthein. The name was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Fardan or Fardein. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Early History of the Fardon family


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Fardon Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fardon were recorded, including Farthing, Fayting, Farthen, Farden, Fardon, Varthing, Vaytin, Fairthing, Fardin, Farthin and many more.

Early Notables of the Fardon family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include John Fardon I (1700-1743), an English clockmaker was apprenticed to Thomas Gilkes of Sibford Gower and traded in Deddington from about 1723. His only son John Fardon II (1736-1786) was only 10 years old when his father died and seems to have been apprenticed in...
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Migration of the Fardon family to Ireland


Some of the Fardon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Fardon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fardon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fardon, aged 16, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • John Fardon, aged 27, a railway wagon builder, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Josephine Fardon, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Fardon (post 1700)


  • Zachary T. Fardon, American lawyer and politician, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (2013-2017)
  • Don Fardon (b. 1943), born Donald Arthur Maughn, an English pop singer from Coventry, Warwickshire, best known for his cover version of "Indian Reservation" by John D. Loudermilk

Historic Events for the Fardon family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Charles R. Fardon (d. 1912), (alias Charles Franklin), aged 38, English Third Class passenger from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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