Firmerey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Firmerey family

The surname Firmerey was first found in Leicestershire, where they were granted lands by their liege lord, William the Conqueror. The name Firmerey is a shortened form of the Old French word "enfermerie," meaning "infirmary" and the first bearer of the name probably either worked in an infirmary, or lived near one.

Early History of the Firmerey family

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Firmerey Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Farmery, Fermery, Firmery, Fermerie, Farmory, Farmarie, Firmarie, Fermeria and many more.

Early Notables of the Firmerey family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Farmery (d. 1590), an English physician, a native of Lincolnshire who matriculated as a pensioner of King's College, Cambridge, in November 1561. He seems to have practised medicine in London, as an...
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Migration of the Firmerey family

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Firmerey or a variant listed above: the $ family who established themselves on the east coast of North America.



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