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Early Origins of the Fermeria family

The surname Fermeria was first found in Leicestershire, where they were granted lands by their liege lord, William the Conqueror. The name Fermeria 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 Fermeria family

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Fermeria Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Farmery, Fermery, Firmery, Fermerie, Farmory, Farmarie, Firmarie, Fermeria and many more.

Early Notables of the Fermeria 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 Fermeria family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Fermeria or a variant listed above were: the $ family who established themselves on the east coast of North America. on Facebook