Last name: Ferris
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My mother's maiden name is Faris. I can follow her line back to Farmington, Indiana, then Kentucky, then Virginia. Before that the first Faris appears to have come to the New World from Dublin, or possibly someplace else in Ireland. Faris is also a common name in the Middle East--Arabic--meaning horseman or knight. I now live in New Zealand, before that California. It would be nice to find out more.
I'm a Ferris from Dublin. I've always wondered about the name, I know we're Irish for at least the last several generations but as to actual origins I've never found out!
I Am a Ferris from New Zealand . My grandfathers dad is Irish
I am a Farris from Alabama, USA, my Great, Great, Great Grandfather is as far back as we can trace the family. He was born in North Carolina in 1814. I would like to know the origin of our family but have not found the link as of yet!
We are ferriss's from Ontario Canada and tracked out descendants the the late 1700's in Kentucky. With ancestors fighting in the war if 1812.
William G. Ferris
does that mean im ancestrally scottish?
Most I know that my great grandpa is from Canada and my grandpa moved to the US after other than that we only have stories passed down from one another according to the story were from Scotland and in fact have old family recipes as well... I have not yet obtained these recipes yet ;3; since im getting SRS (mtf) my new name is actually going to be Mõrrighan Lè~Fày Ní Fearghus Ferris
I am a Ferris from upstate NY. Family history of farmers & dairy farmers.
Hello to all you Ferris's out there. I am from Fishkill, NY, Dutchess County. I've been able to trace my roots back to Jeffrey Ferris 1610- 1666. Does anyone have information going back further? I've always been told that we were Scottish, but the English settled a lot of people in Ireland after they conquered it. Also Jeffrey Ferris was born in Greenwich, England.