The name Farntombe is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Farndon
a parish in the county of Cheshire
Early Origins of the Farntombe family
The surname Farntombe 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 Farntombe family
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Farntombe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Farntombe were recorded, including Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.
Early Notables of the Farntombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farntombe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Farntombe family emigrate to North America: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.