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The tale of the name Fernie begins with a family who lived in the lands of Fernie in Fife where the name can be found since very early times.

Fernie Early Origins



The surname Fernie was first found in Fife, where Fernie Castle, the family's ancestral home is an enlarged sixteenth-century tower house just east of the village of Letham.

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Fernie Spelling Variations


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Fernie Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Fernie has been spelled Fernie, Ferny, Fearny, Fearney, Ferney, Firnie, Firney and many more.

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Fernie Early History


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Fernie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fernie research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1475 and 1516 are included under the topic Early Fernie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fernie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fernie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fernie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Fernie:

Fernie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fernie made his home in Virginia in 1623
  • William Fernie landed in New England in 1654

Fernie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Fernie, aged 32, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"

Fernie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Betsie Fernie, aged 28, a housekeeper, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Cuthbert W. Fernie, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Francis G. Fernie, aged 33, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Alexander Fernie, aged 26, a cabinet maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fernie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fernie (post 1700)



  • Eric Campbell Fernie CBE FRSE FBA FSA Scot (b. 1939), Scottish art historian
  • William "Willie" Fernie (1857-1924), Scottish golfer and course designer who designed The Dumfries and County Golf Club in 1912
  • William "Willie" Fernie (1928-2011), Scottish footballer who played from 1948 to 1965, member of the Scottish League XI National Team 1953 to 1958 and member of the Scotland National Team from 1954 to 1958
  • Lynne Fernie (b. 1946), Canadian filmmaker, best known as the co-director of the award-winning 1992 documentary film Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives
  • William Fernie, Scottish prospector to early Canada, namesake of Fernie, British Columbia
  • Maxwell Fernie OBE (1910-1999), New Zealand organist, teacher and conductor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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    The Fernie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fernie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2014 at 16:30.

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