Ferriman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the name Ferriman are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.
Early Origins of the Ferriman family
The surname Ferriman was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Gateforth, which at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 was known as Gereford, and granted by the King to Ilbert de Lacy. They held a family seat in this ancient village from very early times, which consisted at that time of a church and a few houses, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Ferriman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferriman research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1937, 1614, 1697, 1662, 1632 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Ferriman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ferriman Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ferriman has been spelled many different ways, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.
Early Notables of the Ferriman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ferriman family to Ireland
Some of the Ferriman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ferriman family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ferrimans to arrive in North America: John Firman who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Giles Firmin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634; William Firmins settled in Maryland in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ferriman (post 1700)
- Harry Ferriman, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1908
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