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Firmin is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.

Firmin Early Origins



The surname Firmin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Gateforth, which at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 was known as Gereford, and granted by the King to Ilbert de Lacy. They held a family seat in this ancient village from very early times, which consisted at that time of a church and a few houses, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Firmin Spelling Variations


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Firmin Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Firmin has been recorded under many different variations, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.

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Firmin Early History


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Firmin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Firmin research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1937, 1614, 1697, 1662, 1632 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Firmin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Firmin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Firmin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Firmin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Firmin In Ireland


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Firmin In Ireland



Some of the Firmin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Firmin or a variant listed above:

Firmin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Firmin, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Giles Firmin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634
  • Giles Firmin settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Firmin, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Josiah Firmin, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1641
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Firmin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Firmin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Firmin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Firmin (post 1700)



  • Julius H. Firmin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Fitzwilliam, 1938
  • Albert B. W. Firmin, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Brooklyn, New York, 1924-33

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Motto


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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: Firmus in Christo
Motto Translation: Firm in Christ.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Firmin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Firmin 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 7 October 2015 at 11:47.

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