The name Fert is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who was described as being fierce or lusty. The surname is derived from the Old English word farr,
which meant bull.
Early Origins of the Fert family
The surname Fert was first found in Yorkshire
. While most researchers believe that the name is Anglo-Saxon
in origin, we must not dismiss the possible Norman origin. For example, Radulphus Fere of Nomandy was listed there in 1180 and 1195 and the Rotuli Hundredorum
Rolls) c. 1272 list Walter Fere of England
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Fert family
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Fert Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fert have been found, including Farr, Farre and others.
Early Notables of the Fert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fert family to Ireland
Some of the Fert family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fert family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Fert surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Barnabas Farr who settled in New England
in 1620; Edward Farr settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Elias Farr settled in West New Jersey in 1664; Mary Farr settled in Virginia in 1650.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fert (post 1700)
- Albert Fert (b. 1938), French physicist awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics