Early Origins of the Firner family
The surname Firner was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Firner family
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Firner Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Firner occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.
Early Notables of the Firner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Firner family to Ireland
Some of the Firner family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 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 Firner family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Firner, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Peter and Phillip Verner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747; Charles Verner settled in Philadelphia in 1847.
The Firner 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: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.