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Fareance is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Farimond. The surname Fareance originally derived from the Old French word Ferrant which meant iron-grey. The surname Fareance was later adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Fareance Early Origins



The surname Fareance was first found in the eastern counties of Norfolk, Cambridge and Oxfordshire and it is from this latter shire that we found the first record of the name: Henry Ferant who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Walter Ferrant was listed in the same census but was found in Cambridge. Finally, the same source lists Benedict Feraunt in Norfolk.

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Fareance Spelling Variations


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Fareance Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fareance have been found, including Farrant, Farrand, Farrin, Farrent, Farren and others.

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Fareance Early History


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Fareance Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fareance research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1580, 1575 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Fareance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fareance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fareance Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fareance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fareance In Ireland


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Fareance In Ireland



Some of the Fareance family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Fareance, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Edward Farrand, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; and John Farrant, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1864.

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