The ancestors of the name Farnand date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Farnand family lived in Farndon
a parish in the county of Cheshire
Early Origins of the Farnand family
The surname Farnand was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Farnand family
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Farnand Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Farnand are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Farnand include: Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.
Early Notables of the Farnand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farnand family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Farnand or a variant listed above: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.