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Farey Early Origins



The surname Farey was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." A rough translation of this couplet: "no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Farey Early History


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Farey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farey research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and are included under the topic Early Farey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farey Spelling Variations


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Farey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.

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Farey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Farey In Ireland


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Farey In Ireland



Some of the Farey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 232 words (17 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Farey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Farey, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Catharine Farey, aged 31, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland

Farey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Farey, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.

Farey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Farey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1851

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