Ferner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ferner family
The surname Ferner was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Ferner family
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Ferner Spelling Variations
Although the name, Ferner, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.
Early Notables of the Ferner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ferner family to Ireland
Some of the Ferner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ferner migration to the United States +
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ferner family name Ferner, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Ferner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Albreeht Ferner, who landed in America in 1782 
Ferner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jakob Ferner, who arrived in North America in 1852 
Ferner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Karl Ferner, aged 23, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 
- Marianna Ferner, aged 25, who arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 
- Mathilda Ferner, aged 15, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 
- Phillippina Ferner, aged 10, who arrived in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1902 
- Rosalie Ferner, aged 1, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferner (post 1700) +
- Mike Ferner, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1993
- J. Lynne Ferner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
- William Ferner Askinazi, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 15, 1998 
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The Ferner Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html