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. 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fardon research.Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1743, 1723, 1736, 1786, 1787, 1838, 1782, 1865, 1801 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Fardon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fardon Notables 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
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html