- This interesting name is of Old French origin, introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066, and has two possible interpretations. Firstly, it may derive from a nickname for a person with iron-grey hair, or one who habitually dressed in grey, from the Old French 'ferrant', (iron)grey, a derivative of 'fer', iron, from the Latin 'ferrum'. Secondly, the modern surnames Farrant, Farrent, Farran(d), Ferran(d) and Farren, may derive from the medieval personal name 'Ferrant, Ferrant', Old French forms of the originally Old Spanish given name 'Ferdinand', composed of the elements 'farth', journey, expedition, with 'nanth', daring, brave. The given name is recorded in the Latinized form 'Ferrandus' in the Essex Pipe Rolls of 1190, and as 'Ferant' in 1249. The marriage of John Farrent and Allse Pert was recorded at St. James's, Clerkenwell, London, on January 23rd 1667. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gilbert Ferrant, which was dated 1188, The Warwickshire Pipe Rolls, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as 'The Builder of Churches', 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Ference — CAN Andrew Ference Personenbezogene Informationen Geburtsdatum 17. März … Deutsch Wikipedia
Ference Marton — (b. Ferenc Istvan Marton 7 March 1939) is a Swedish educational psychologist who is best known for introducing the distinction between deep and surface approaches to learning, and developing phenomenography as a methodology for educational… … Wikipedia
Andrew Ference — Kanada Andrew Ference Personenbezogene Informationen Geburtsdatum … Deutsch Wikipedia
Andrew Ference — Infobox Ice Hockey Player image size = team = Boston Bruins former teams = Calgary Flames Pittsburgh Penguins league = NHL position = Defence shoots = Left height ft = 5 height in = 10 weight lb = 195 nationality = CAN birth date = birth date and … Wikipedia
Brad Ference — (à gauche) se bat contre Steve Bernier Données clés National … Wikipédia en Français
Brad Ference — Infobox Ice Hockey Player image size= nickname = team=Detroit Red Wings former teams = Calgary Flames Phoenix Coyotes Florida Panthers league = NHL position = Defence shoots = Right height ft = 6 height in = 3 weight lb = 218 nationality = CAN… … Wikipedia
Andrew Ference — Données clés Nationalité … Wikipédia en Français
præference — præ|fe|ren|ce sb., n, r, rne (noget som foretrækkes; fortrinsret) … Dansk ordbog
Saison LNH 2010-2011 — Saison 2010 2011 Ligue nationale de hockey Vainqueur Bruins de Boston Nombre d équipes 30 Nombre de matchs joués 82 (saison régulière) Saison précédente Saison suivante La saison 2010 … Wikipédia en Français
NHL 2003/04 — National Hockey League ◄ vorherige Saison 2003/04 nächste ► Meister … Deutsch Wikipedia