Farmant is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Farmant family once lived in Farndon
a parish in the county of Cheshire
Early Origins of the Farmant family
The surname Farmant was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Farmant family
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Farmant Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Farmant family name include Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.
Early Notables of the Farmant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farmant family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Farmant surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.