Ferholm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Ferholm family

The surname Ferholm was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. The name was first recorded in Scotland in Fairholm now called Farme. The old lands of Farme are now included in the town of Rutherglen.

Ancient records of the family are scarce, so we must look to 17th century records that include: Jemet Fairum who was married in Edinburgh in 1604, Marion Fairholm who appears in Overtoun of Quodquen, 1621, and three more of the name are in record in Lanark.

John Fairholm, (died 1646) was merchant burgess of Edinburgh and a few years later, John Ferholme was merchant burgess there in 1655. We must presume that the latter was presumably son of the former. George Fairholme was a tanner at the West Port of Edinburgh in 1653. Fairholm of Craigiehall was an old family in West Lothian. [1]

Important Dates for the Ferholm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferholm research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1587 are included under the topic Early Ferholm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferholm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairholm, Farme, Fairhome, Fairholm, Ferme, Pharne, Pharme, Pherme, Ferholm and many more.

Early Notables of the Ferholm family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ferholm family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Eliz Farme, who settled in Virginia in 1658; Alice Ferme, who arrived in Barbados in 1660; Adam Fairholm, who arrived in Tobago, West Indies in 1772; Thomas Fairholm, who came to Tobago, W. Indies in 1783.

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  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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