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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Farmay. The name was found in the lands of Fernie in Fife where the name can be found since very early times.

Farmay Early Origins



The surname Farmay was first found in Fife, where Fernie Castle, the family's ancestral home is an enlarged sixteenth-century tower house just east of the village of Letham.

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Farmay Spelling Variations


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Farmay Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Farmay has appeared Fernie, Ferny, Fearny, Fearney, Ferney, Firnie, Firney and many more.

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Farmay Early History


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Farmay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farmay research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1475 and 1516 are included under the topic Early Farmay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farmay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farmay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farmay Notables 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



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Farmay: John Fernie made his home in Virginia in 1623. William Fernie landed in New England in 1654. Many of the Fernie name purchased land in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. 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).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Farmay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farmay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2014 at 16:26.

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