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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Firny, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in the lands of Fernie in Fife where the name can be found since very early times.

Firny Early Origins



The surname Firny was first found in Fife, where Fernie Castle, the family's ancestral home is an enlarged sixteenth-century tower house just east of the village of Letham.

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Firny Early History


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Firny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Firny research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1475 and 1516 are included under the topic Early Firny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Firny Spelling Variations


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Firny Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Firny has been spelled Fernie, Ferny, Fearny, Fearney, Ferney, Firnie, Firney and many more.

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Firny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Firny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Firny Notables 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



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Firny: John Fernie made his home in Virginia in 1623. William Fernie landed in New England in 1654. Many of the Fernie name purchased land in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's..

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