Ferebee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ferebee family
The surname Ferebee was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Important Dates for the Ferebee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferebee research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Ferebee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ferebee Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ferebee have been found, including Fereby, Ferby, Furby, Ferbie, Furbie, Fearby, Fearbie, Fireby, Firby and many more.
Early Notables of the Ferebee family (pre 1700)
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Ferebee migration to the United States
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ferebee, or a variant listed above:
Ferebee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- F. Ferebee, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1908
- Frand B. Ferebee, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Maud Celesta Ferebee, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1910
Contemporary Notables of the name Ferebee (post 1700)
- Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee (1898-1980), African-American physician and activist
- Thomas W. Ferebee (1918-2000), American bombardier aboard the Enola Gay, that dropped the atomic bomb, "Little Boy", on Hiroshima in 1945
- William Ferebee, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Currituck County, 1782-83 
- Joseph Ferebee, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Currituck County, 1795-96 
- George Ferebee, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for South Dakota State Senate 30th District, 2010 
- London R. Ferebee (1849-1883), African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church preacher and author
- Edwin Ferebee Aydlett (1857-1930), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912, 1916 
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