Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Farndon a parish in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Firneton family
Cheshire 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 Firneton family
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Firneton Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Firneton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Firneton include: Farnden, Farnen, Farndon and others.
Early Notables of the Firneton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Firneton family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Firneton or a variant listed above: Thomas Farnen who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.
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