Fehrman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Fehrman family
The surname Fehrman was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Fehrman family
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Fehrman Spelling Variations
Although the name, Fehrman, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
Early Notables of the Fehrman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fehrman family to Ireland
Some of the Fehrman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fehrman family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Fehrman family name Fehrman, or who bore a variation of the surname were Samuel Foreman purchased land in Virginia in 1623. John Foreman landed in New Jersey in 1685. By the mid-1800's the Forman family had settled in Massachusetts, New York, and San Francisco..
Contemporary Notables of the name Fehrman (post 1700)
- Charles H. Fehrman (1891-1956), American Republican politician, Chair of Dearborn County Republican Party, 1926-44 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html