Early Origins of the Farmborough family
The surname Farmborough was first found in West Berkshire at Farnborough, a small village and civil parish amongst the Berkshire Downs north of Newbury which dates back to c. 935 when it was first listed as Fearnbeorgan. By the time of the Domesday Book
in 1086, the village was listed as Fermeberge. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
This is by far the oldest village but others by the same name can be found in Hampshire
, Greater London and in Warwickshire
. The family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when Leford of Farmborough appeared on tax rolls.
Early History of the Farmborough family
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Farmborough Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Farmborough has been recorded under many different variations, including Farnborough, Farmborough, Farnborow, Farmborow, Farnbro, Farmbro, Farnburgh and many more.
Early Notables of the Farmborough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farmborough family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Farmborough or a variant listed above: Eliz Farme, who came to Virginia in 1658; Thomas Farmborrough, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; and Benja Farmbrough, who settled in Virginia in 1701..
Contemporary Notables of the name Farmborough (post 1700)
- Florence Farmborough FRGS (1887-1978), English author, photographer, nurse, teacher and university lecturer
The Farmborough Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deus noster refugium
Motto Translation: Our God is our refuge.