Anglo-Saxon name Firkin comes from the family having resided as dwellers at the bay or wide valley. The surname Firkin was primarily located at Chapel-le-Frith in the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Firkin family
Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Firkin family
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Firkin Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Frith, Fryth, Firkin and others.
Early Notables of the Firkin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Firkin family to Ireland
Some of the Firkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Firkin family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Firkins to arrive on North American shores: Richard Frith, who came to Virginia in 1606; Thomas Frith who settled in Virginia in 1635; also Robert Frith who also settled in Virginia in 1635; Sarah Frith, who arrived in Barbados in 1678..
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