Farminham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Farminham family

The surname Farminham was first found in Kent at Farningham, a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-atHone. "This parish, anciently called Fremingham, signifying 'the village by the brook,' is situated upon the road from London to Maidstone, and on the river Darent." [1]

Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Farningham, Ansgot a Norman noble who held his lands from the Archbishop of Canterbury who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls lists: Ralph de Ferningham, Kent, 1273. [3]

Early History of the Farminham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farminham research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1537, 1512, 1530, 1533, 1530, 1534 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Farminham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Farminham Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Farminham family name include Farmingham, Farningham, Framlingham, Farminham, Farinham, Fremlin, Framyngham and many more.

Early Notables of the Farminham family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Framyngham (1512-1537), English author, born in February 1512 at Norwich, and educated at the grammar school there. "He proceeded B.A...
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Migration of the Farminham family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Farminham family to immigrate North America: William D. Fremlin, who arrived in Ontario in 1871; and William Framlingham, who settled in Ontario in 1871.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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