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Re: Farris is not Ferrers, Ferrar or Farrar
Posted by: Boots Farrar (ID *****0113) Date: November 16, 2012 at 13:24:56
In Reply to: Re: Farris is not Ferrers, Ferrar or Farrar by J. Farris of 3823

I a sorry but there is not one shred of evidence to prove that any Ferris or Farris is descended from the Ferrers. The notion might make one feel good, but there is no evidence.

As regards Margaret Hextall (Heckstall)

Henry Ferrers of Hambleton Rutland County
born 1440 in Tamworth Castle
Died Dec 28, 1500, buried In Parish Church at Peckham
married said Margaret Hextall (Heckstall)
Issue:
Elizabeth Ferrers married James Clerke
Anne Ferrers married Valentine Knightley
Edward Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton (the manor is still standing) married Constance Brome
Issue:
Henry who married Katherine Hampden
Urusula, Jane, Edward and Nicholas Ferrers of Princethorpe (Prinstrope)

Nicholas married Margaret ? issue Edward Ferrers there is no record of the marriage of Edward nor his issue:

There is only this record of the sale of the estate of Nicholas http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=188-dr3&cid=1-1-325#1-1-325

I don't know how to address one's religious beliefs, except that there is nothing to any connection between the bible and the name Ferrer or Farrar.

Ferrer has its roots in the latin Ferrum. Ferrum (iron) is the etymological source of many words in French, Spanish, English including Ferreries (a district in Normandy noted for it's iron and iron working).

Ferris and Farris are names of unknown origin. DNA wise Ferris and Farris belong mainly to the aboriginal Brit (Celtic) group, Viking and Saxon DNA groups.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ferriss/default.aspx?section=yresults

Farrars are of Sarmatian ancestry. With roots in England to at least the Norman Conquest and possibly back to Sarmatian Auxillaries of the Roman Legion.

I do not find pleasure in disabusing people of their cherished beliefs (be they genealogical or religious)

However perpetuation of false genealogies is a genealogical crime that creates problems for successive generations.

Believe what you need to believe if it makes you feel important or special or comfortable but please don't perpetuate error, for such are genealogical and intellectual crimes.

Again there is no evidence of any Ferris or Farris being a Farrar or Ferrers, nor is there any evidence that Farrars are Ferrers either.

Regards



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