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Ferry Early Origins



The surname Ferry was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." To translate this couplet means that no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen.

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Ferry Spelling Variations


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Ferry Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.

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Ferry Early History


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Ferry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferry research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Ferry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferry Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ferry In Ireland


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Ferry In Ireland



Some of the Ferry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Ferry, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • James, Joseph and Robert Ferry arrived in Virginia in 1774

Ferry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maurice Ferry, who arrived in Connecticut in 1811
  • Philip Ferry, aged 44, landed in New York in 1812
  • Daniel Ferry, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812
  • Thomas Ferry, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Charles Ferry, aged 45, arrived in America in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Ferry settled in Bona Vista, Newfoundland in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Susan Ferry, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Henry Ferry, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Andrew Ferry, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Miss. Mary Ferry who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Flora Hastings" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Ferry, a locksmith, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Ferry and his wife arrived in Port Adelaide aboard the ship "Apolline" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif
  • Thomas Ferry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Apolline" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferry (post 1700)



  • Daniel John Willard "Danny" Ferry (b. 1966), retired American professional basketball player and the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the San Antonio Spurs
  • Louis A. "Lou" Ferry (1970-1974), American head football coach for the Villanova University Wildcats
  • Robert Dean "Bob" Ferry (b. 1937), retired American basketball player and executive
  • Orris Sanford Ferry (1823-1875), American lawyer and politician, from Connecticut who served in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate
  • David Ferry (b. 1924), American poet, translator, and educator
  • Donald J. Ferry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1986
  • Dexter Mason Ferry Jr. (1873-1959), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1901-04; Mayor of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1938-39
  • Dexter Mason Ferry (1833-1907), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892, 1904; Michigan Republican State Chair, 1896-99
  • Charles W. Ferry, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 20th District, 1907; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930
  • Asa P. Ferry, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 3rd District, 1871-72
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Ferry


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Suggested Readings for the name Ferry



  • The Charles Ferry Family in America (Feret, Ferry, Ferrey, Ferree): An Account of Some of the Descendants of Charles and Sarah (Harmon) Ferry of Springfield, Massachusetts by Edward M. Ferry.
  • Ferree (also Ferry) Family Gunsmiths by George Bennett Ferree.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Ferry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferry 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 November 2016 at 08:48.

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