The ancestors of the name Farndan date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Farndon
a parish in the county of Cheshire
Early Origins of the Farndan family
The surname Farndan 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 Farndan family
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Farndan Spelling Variations
Farndan 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. Many variations of the name Farndan have been found, including Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.
Early Notables of the Farndan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farndan 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 Farndans to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.