Fermeray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fermeray family

The surname Fermeray was first found in Leicestershire, where they were granted lands by their liege lord, William the Conqueror. The name Fermeray is a shortened form of the Old French word "enfermerie," meaning "infirmary" and the first bearer of the name probably either worked in an infirmary, or lived near one.

Early History of the Fermeray family

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Fermeray Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fermeray were recorded, including Farmery, Fermery, Firmery, Fermerie, Farmory, Farmarie, Firmarie, Fermeria and many more.

Early Notables of the Fermeray family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Farmery (d. 1590), an English physician, a native of Lincolnshire who matriculated as a pensioner of King's College, Cambridge, in November 1561. He seems to have practised medicine in London, as an...
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Migration of the Fermeray family

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Fermeray arrived in North America very early: the $ family who established themselves on the east coast of North America.

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