from very early times.
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The name, Farnin, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Farnin surname who came to North America were:
Farnin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Kath Farnin, aged 54, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Greenock & Moville CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YQ-B2X : 6 December 2014), Kath Farnin, 02 Sep 1893; citing departure port Greenock & Moville, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).