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The Farthing name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Farthing was originally a name given to someone who worked as a traveling warrior or mercenary. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Farthing Early Origins



The surname Farthing was first found in Devon where this ancient Anglo Saxon name was derived from the name Faerthegn and, immediately before the Norman Conquest as Farthein. The name was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Fardan or Fardein. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Farthing Spelling Variations


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Farthing Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Farthing are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Farthing include: Farthing, Fayting, Farthen, Farden, Fardon, Varthing, Vaytin, Fairthing, Fardin, Farthin and many more.

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Farthing Early History


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Farthing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farthing research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farthing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farthing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farthing Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farthing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Farthing or a variant listed above:

Farthing Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Barr Farthing, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Robert and Bertha Farthing settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Farthing, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Barth Farthing, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Joane Farthing, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farthing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Farthing arrived in Philadelphia in 1808

Farthing Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cyrus Farthing settled in Herring Neck in Newfoundland in 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Farthing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Farthing, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Elizabeth Farthing arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Francis Farthing, aged 48, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farthing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farthing (post 1700)



  • Major-General William Eugene Farthing (1892-1964), American Commanding General Atlantic Overseas Air Technical Service Command (1943-1945)
  • W. S. Farthing, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 35th District, 1889
  • W. H. Farthing, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 30th District, 1895
  • Paul Farthing (b. 1887), American Democrat politician, St. Clair County Judge, 1930-33; Justice of Illinois State Supreme Court, 1933-42; Chief Justice of Illinois State Supreme Court, 1937-38; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936
  • James Colly Farthing (1913-1967), American Democrat politician, Solicitor, 16th Solicitorial District, 1947-57; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1956; Superior Court Judge in North Carolina, 1957-67; Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 1967
  • Edyth R. Farthing (1896-1977), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1960
  • Chester H. Farthing, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940
  • Walter John Farthing (1887-1954), British Labour Party politician
  • Dan Farthing (b. 1969), former Canadian Football League wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Hugh Cragg Farthing (1892-1969), Canadian politician in Alberta
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Farthing Historic Events


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Farthing Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Farthing, aged 57, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Farthing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farthing Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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