Firmyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Firmyn is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.

Early Origins of the Firmyn family

The surname Firmyn 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.

Important Dates for the Firmyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Firmyn research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1937, 1614, 1697, 1662, 1632 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Firmyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Firmyn Spelling Variations

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 Firmyn have been found, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.

Early Notables of the Firmyn family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Firmyn family to Ireland

Some of the Firmyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Firmyn family

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 for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Firmyn, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Firman who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Giles Firmin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634; William Firmins settled in Maryland in 1774.

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