The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Fearney. It comes from in the lands of Fernie in Fife
where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Fearney family
The surname Fearney was first found in Fife
, where Fernie Castle, the family's ancestral home is an enlarged sixteenth-century tower house just east of the village of Letham.
Early History of the Fearney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fearney research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1475 and 1516 are included under the topic Early Fearney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fearney Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Fearney has appeared Fernie, Ferny, Fearny, Fearney, Ferney, Firnie, Firney and many more.
Early Notables of the Fearney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fearney family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Fearney name:
Fearney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Fearney, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)