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The Anglo-Saxon name Farnant comes from the family having resided in Farndon a parish in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Farnant family


The surname Farnant 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.

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Early History of the Farnant family

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Early History of the Farnant family


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Farnant Spelling Variations

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Farnant Spelling Variations


Farnant has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.

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Early Notables of the Farnant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Farnant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Farnant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Farnant family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Farnants to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.

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