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.
Early Origins of the Farmay family
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.
Early History of the Farmay family
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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.
Early Notables of the Farmay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farmay family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, 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..