Early Origins of the Fearner family
The surname Fearner was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Fearner family
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Fearner Spelling Variations
The name Fearner, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.
Early Notables of the Fearner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fearner family to Ireland
Some of the Fearner family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fearner family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Fearner family, or who bore a variation of the surname Fearner were Peter and Phillip Verner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747; Charles Verner settled in Philadelphia in 1847.
The Fearner 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: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.