Fardy is a name that came to England
in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Fardy family lived in Cumberland
. Their name, however, is a reference to the Barony of La Ferte, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Fardy family
The surname Fardy was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
anciently after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Fardy family
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Fardy Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fardy have been found, including Vardy, Vardey, Vartey, Varty, Verty, Vertie and others.
Early Notables of the Fardy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fardy family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fardy were among those contributors: Miles Vardey settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816; Mrs. Vardy, her husband and two children, settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Elizabeth Vardy settled in Virginia in 1653.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fardy (post 1700)
- Corporal John Peter Fardy, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945