Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Farndant is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Farndon a parish in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Farndant family
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 Farndant family
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Farndant Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Farndant has been spelled many different ways, including Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.
Early Notables of the Farndant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farndant family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Farndants to arrive in North America: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.
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