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Fernton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Fernton first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Farndon a parish in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Fernton family

The surname Fernton was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Fernton family

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Fernton Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fernton has appeared include Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.

Early Notables of the Fernton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fernton family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fernton arrived in North America very early: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.

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