The ancient roots of the Farringdon family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Farringdon comes from when the family lived in the township of Farrington located near Penwortham, Lancashire
Early Origins of the Farringdon family
The surname Farringdon was first found in Lancashire
at Farrington, a small village and civil parish in the South Ribble local
government district. The earliest record of the place name dates back to 1149 when it was listed as Farinton, and literally meant "farmstead where ferns grow" from the Old English words fearn + tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Farringdon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farringdon research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1279, 1379, 1598, 1658, 1609, 1680, 1660, 1679, 1680, 1659, 1640, 1644, 1719, 1681, 1685, 1698, 1701, 1708 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Farringdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Farringdon Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Farringdon has appeared include Farrington, Farringdon, Ferrington, Ferringdon, Farrinton, Ferrinton, Farringtown, Ferringtown, Farington, Ferington, Ferringtowne, Farrintowne, Farringtowne, Ferrintown, Farrintone and many more.
Early Notables of the Farringdon family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Farrington; Anthony Farindon (1598-1658), an English royalist divine; John Farrington (c 1609-1680), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Chichester (1660) and (1679-1680); William Farrington... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farringdon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farringdon family to Ireland
Some of the Farringdon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 31 words (2 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 Farringdon family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Farringdon arrived in North America very early:
Farringdon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edmund Farringdon, who settled in Long Island in 1630
The Farringdon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Le bon temp viendra
Motto Translation: Good times will come.