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The Ferewell name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a pleasant spring or stream. The name Ferewell is derived from two Old English elements: fæger, which means fair or beautiful; and well, which was the name for a spring. There is a parish Farewell in Staffordshire, two miles from Lichfield.

Ferewell Early Origins



The surname Ferewell was first found in Staffordshire at Farewell, a parish, in the union of Lichfield, S. division of the hundred of Offlow. The earliest record of the place was in 1200 when it was listed as Fagerwell. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Ferewell Spelling Variations


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Ferewell Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ferewell has undergone many spelling variations, including Farewell, Farwell, Fairwell and others.

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Ferewell Early History


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Ferewell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferewell research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ferewell were among those contributors: James Farewell settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants.

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