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Farndun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Farndun family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Farndon a parish in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Farndun family

The surname Farndun 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 Farndun family

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Farndun Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Farndun include Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.

Early Notables of the Farndun family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Farndun family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Farndun were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.

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