Ferris Family

The name Ferris is a corruption of the word Ferorieres, a small town of Gastinors, France. The town is so named because of the iron mines that are the main stay of the area's economy. In Welsh fferis signifies steel. The English Ferris family was originally from Leicestershire, England and descended from the house of Feriers, the ancestor of the family in England was Henry de Feriers, the son of Guillaume (William) de Feriers, master of the house of the Duke of Normandy. William received from William the Conqueror large grants of land in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Worchestershire. It is said that William took a prominent part in the battle of Hastings fought on October 14, 1066 when William the Conqueror defeated Harold II, the last Saxon King of England.

Jeffrey Ferris
Joseph Ferris
Ruth Ferris

Jeffrey Ferris
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