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The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Fearne lived on the land of Fearn in Ross where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

Fearne Early Origins



The surname Fearne was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, 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.

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Fearne Spelling Variations


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Fearne Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Fearne has been spelled Ferns, Fearn, Fearns, Fearne, Fern, Ferne and others.

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Fearne Early History


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Fearne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fearne research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1267, 1500, 1578, 1560, 1609, 1604, 1609, 1602 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Fearne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fearne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fearne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir John Ferne ( ca. 1560-1609), an English writer on heraldry and an eminent lawyer and politician, Member of...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fearne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Fearne:

Fearne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Fearne, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Paul Fearne, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jane Fearne, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • Jones Fearne, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • Jos Fearne, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Fearne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph D Fearne, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. 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.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. 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).
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fearne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fearne 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 April 2016 at 08:25.

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