Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Farnhand family once lived at Farnham, in several different counties including Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, and the West Riding of Yorkshire. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the surname Farnhand was originally derived from the Old English words fearn + hamm which means a fern-covered homestead or property.
Early Origins of the Farnhand family
England in the following counties or shires: Dorset, Essex, North Yorkshire, Suffolk, and Surrey. Farnham Common and Farnham Royal are located in Buckinghamshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The name has numerous listings in the Domesday Book with various spellings that were in use at the time: Fernham, Dorset; Phernham Essex; Fareham North Yorkshire; Farnham, Suffolk; and Fernham Surrey. Farnham Royal was listed as Fernham Riall. CITATION[CLOSE]
While one would suppose the surname originated from one or more of the aforementioned locals, another reference suggests we must look to Leicestershire, specifically Quorndon to find the surname's true origin as in "this ancient family was certainly seated at Quorndon two descents before the reign of Edward I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Farnhand family
Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1312, 1483, 1753 and are included under the topic Early Farnhand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Farnhand Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Farnhand family name include Farnham, Farnhams, Farnhan, Fearnham, Farneham and others.
Early Notables of the Farnhand family (pre 1700)
PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farnhand family to Ireland
Some of the Farnhand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farnhand family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Farnhand surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas and Ralph Farnham who had came to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634; as did Henry Farnham of Warwickshire, who settled there in 1644. Alice, Mary, and Ralph Farnham settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.
Farnhand Family Crest Products