Farrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Farrie family

The surname Farrie was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." A rough translation of this couplet: "no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen." [1]

Early History of the Farrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farrie research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and are included under the topic Early Farrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Farrie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.

Early Notables of the Farrie family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Farrie family to Ireland

Some of the Farrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Farrie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Fairey settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772; James, Joseph and Robert Ferry arrived in Virginia in 1774; Andrew, Bernard, Charles, Francis, George, James, John, Michael, Miles, Patrick Ferry, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860. In Newfoundland, Patrick Ferry settled in Bona Vista in 1830.

Contemporary Notables of the name Farrie (post 1700) +

  • Miss Catherine Farrie M.B.E., British Senior Lecturer for Head of School and Director of Curriculum for Dundee and Angus College, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Further Education [2]

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1

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