Ferrington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Ferrington begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the township of Farrington located near Penwortham, Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Ferrington family
The surname Ferrington was first found in Lancashire at Farrington, a small village and civil parish in the South Ribble local government district. The earliest record of the place name dates back to 1149 when it was listed as Farinton, and literally meant "farmstead where ferns grow" from the Old English words fearn + tun. 
Early History of the Ferrington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrington research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1279, 1379, 1598, 1658, 1609, 1680, 1660, 1679, 1680, 1659, 1640, 1644, 1719, 1681, 1685, 1698, 1701, 1708 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Ferrington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ferrington Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ferrington has undergone many spelling variations, including Farrington, Farringdon, Ferrington, Ferringdon, Farrinton, Ferrinton, Farringtown, Ferringtown, Farington, Ferington, Ferringtowne, Farrintowne, Farringtowne, Ferrintown, Farrintone and many more.
Early Notables of the Ferrington family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Farrington; Anthony Farindon (1598-1658), an English royalist divine; John Farrington (c 1609-1680), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Chichester (1660) and (1679-1680); William Farrington...
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Migration of the Ferrington family to Ireland
Some of the Ferrington 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.
Ferrington migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ferrington were among those contributors:
Ferrington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Ferrington, aged 26, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1871 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrington (post 1700) +
- George W. Ferrington, American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 1st District, 1835; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County, 1835-37, 1847
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The Ferrington 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: Le bon temp viendra
Motto Translation: Good times will come.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ 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)