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Phirghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Phirghan is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.

Early Origins of the Phirghan family

The surname Phirghan 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.

Early History of the Phirghan family

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Phirghan Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Phirghan has undergone many spelling variations, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.

Early Notables of the Phirghan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Phirghan family to Ireland

Some of the Phirghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Phirghan family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Phirghan were among those contributors: John Firman who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Giles Firmin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634; William Firmins settled in Maryland in 1774.

The Phirghan 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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