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The name Ferrand comes from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain after the Conquest of 1066. It was a name for a person with gray hair, or who habitually dressed in gray. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old French word, ferrant, which means gray (a reference to the color of iron). Another derivation suggests that the name is a corruption of Ferrant, the Old French form of Ferdinand. Time has confused the different derivations, and it is now extremely difficult to tell which is appropriate in a given situation.

Ferrand Early Origins



The surname Ferrand was first found in Yorkshire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror and appointed to the Wardenship of Skipton Castle, for the Cliffords, the chief tenants shown in the Domesday Book. They were under the protection and patronage of the ancient Earl of Albermarle.

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Ferrand Spelling Variations


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Ferrand Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Ferrant, Ferrand, Ferand, Ferrante and others.

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Ferrand Early History


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Ferrand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrand research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1651, and 1850 are included under the topic Early Ferrand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferrand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferrand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ferrand 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ferrand or a variant listed above:

Ferrand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Ste Ferrand, who landed in Louisiana in 1718
  • Jean Bte Ferrand, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Laurens Ferrand, aged 50, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Laurent Ferrand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Laurent Ferrand settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Ferrand, aged 25, settled in New York in 1812
  • Benjamin F Ferrand, aged 25, landed in New York in 1812
  • Benjamin F. Ferrand settled in Philadelphia in 1815
  • Benjamin Ferrand settled in Philadelphia in 1815
  • J. Ferrand, aged 30, settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferrand Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Ferrand came to Ottawa in 1825

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrand (post 1700)



  • Jean-Louis Ferrand, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Henri Becays Ferrand, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jacques Ferrand, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • William Busfeild Ferrand (1809-1889), British Conservative politician
  • Jean Henri Becays Ferrand (1736-1805), French general officer early in the French Revolutionary Wars
  • Pierre Ferrand, French Doctor, past Deputy
  • Louis Henri Marie Ferrand, Archbishop, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Tours, France
  • Jean Ferrand, Academic, Lebanonese Lawyer, Knight of the Legion of Honour

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Motto


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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: Justus propositi tenax
Motto Translation: The just is firm of purpose.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Ferrand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferrand 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 4 March 2015 at 10:36.

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