Farmery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Farmery family

The surname Farmery was first found in Leicestershire, where they were granted lands by their liege lord, William the Conqueror. The name Farmery is a shortened form of the Old French word "enfermerie," meaning "infirmary" and the first bearer of the name probably either worked in an infirmary, or lived near one.

Early History of the Farmery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farmery research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1301, 1306, 1327, 1366, 1590, 1561, 1586 and 1588 are included under the topic Early Farmery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Farmery Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Farmery, Fermery, Firmery, Fermerie, Farmory, Farmarie, Firmarie, Fermeria and many more.

Early Notables of the Farmery family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Farmery (d. 1590), an English physician, a native of Lincolnshire who matriculated as a pensioner of King's College, Cambridge, in November 1561. He seems to have practised medicine in London, as an...
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Migration of the Farmery family

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Farmery or a variant listed above: the $ family who established themselves on the east coast of North America.


Contemporary Notables of the name Farmery (post 1700) +

  • K Farmery, published chemist


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