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The name Farmer came to England with the ancestors of the Farmer family in the Norman Conquest in 1066. The surname Farmer is for a tax farmer. A tax farmer was one who undertook the collection of taxes, tariffs, and such for a fixed sum. The name only refers secondarily to its more literal and obvious connotations of one who worked as a farmer in the modern sense of the word, managing an area of land and growing produce and livestock.

Farmer Early Origins



The surname Farmer was first found in Essex where they had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Farmer Spelling Variations


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Farmer Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Farmer, Farmere, Farmers, Fermare and others.

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Farmer Early History


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Farmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farmer research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1250, 1458, 1619, 1553, 1586, 1480, 1551, 1623, 1661, 1648, 1711 and 1066 are included under the topic Early Farmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Fermor of Easton Neston, Northampton, who was ennobled in 1553, in the presence of Queen Mary. His son, Sir George Farmer, was made a Knight in 1586 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Richard Fermor (1480-1551), was an English wool...

Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farmer In Ireland


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Farmer In Ireland



Some of the Farmer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Farmer name or one of its variants:

Farmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Farmer arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Henry Farmer, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Farmer, who landed in Maryland in 1640
  • Richard Farmer, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Dorothy Farmer, a servant sent to Virginia in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeffry Farmer, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
  • Thomas Farmer, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Ann Farmer, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1724
  • Bryan Farmer, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1725
  • Lewis Farmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry T Farmer, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • Francis Ford Farmer, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Richard Haynes Farmer, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Richard Haynes, II Farmer, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Francis Ford Mahon Farmer, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farmer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Farmer, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Farmer, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Thomas Farmer, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • John Farmer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • Mary Ann Farmer, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Farmer, aged 41, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Mary Farmer, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • John Farmer, aged 16, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Jesse Farmer, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • James Farmer, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farmer (post 1700)



  • Frank O. Farmer (1924-2014), American author and writer
  • Brigadier-General Archie Arrington Farmer (1892-1963), American Commanding Officer Philadelphia Signal Depot (1941-1942)
  • Frances Elena Farmer (1913-1970), American actress of stage and scree
  • James L. Farmer Jr (1920-1999), Civil rights activist, a leader of the American civil rights movement of the 1940s, '50s and '60s and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Marjorie D. Farmer, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Darien; Elected 1930, 1932
  • Mercedes Farmer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Nancy Farmer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2004
  • Nancy H. Farmer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980
  • Rose Farmer, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 1992
  • Sid Farmer Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • ... (Another 61 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Farmer Historic Events


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Farmer Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert V Farmer (b. 1919), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Westbourne, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Donald Ogilvy Farmer, English Ships Writer from Plymouth, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Farmer


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Suggested Readings for the name Farmer



  • In America Since 1607: The Hollingsworth, Farmer, and Judkins Families, Their Ancestors, Descendants, and Many Related Families by Walter Ings Farmer.
  • Pioneer Fort Worth, Texas: The Life, Times and Families of South Tarrant County by Lila Bunch Race.

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Farmer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Farmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farmer 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 18 August 2016 at 07:27.

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