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Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The Farmer / Farmar surname is originally a Norman surname that was brought to England during the Norman Conquest, it also derived from English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius), Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland. The earliest mention of this surname in records is that of John Fermor in 1195 Normandy. It’s meaning is a medieval job descriptive surname that had nothing to do with the Farmer that we know today. The actual job was that of a collector of taxes and tariffs specializing in the collection of funds from farming leases for a fixed sum of money. Basically they would work as brokers for the crown or major landowners, selecting which applicants would pay the most for the land. In their own time the farmers of this period became rich and then reversed the process by purchasing land for themselves and then cultivated the land as what we know today as farming.
Farmer, Farmar, Farmere, Farmers, Fermare
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Farmer ranks 4,348th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 129,612 people carry the Farmer surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states: Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, California, Virginia, and Tennessee. It ranks highest in the following countries: United States (90,861), England (15,990), Australia (5,202), South Africa (5,153), Canada (3,424), Iran (2,148), Scotland (1,518)
Early Bearers of Surname
Alan Fermour witnessed instrument signed at St. Andrews, 1391
Andrew Fermour in Perth is mentioned, 1458
Francis Farmer and Mary Willson: St. Mary Aldermary married in 1722
Johannes del Grange, fermour del Grange: ibid.
John Farmer and Elizabeth Randall: Marriage Lic. (London). In 1575
John Fermour was retoured heir of David Fermour, burgess of Crail, his father, 1643
Ricardus de Wenteworth, frmarius unius Graunge, 1379: ibid.
Richard Femiarius was juror on inquest at Peebles, 1262
Richard Fermor, in the Fees Rolls of the county of Devon, in 1293
Robertas Friston, farmer de Parsonage, 1372. ibid.
Robertas Ryvyll, fermer, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Robertus Friston, farmer de Parsonage in 1372
Thomas Fermour, husband, 1379: Poll Tax of Howdenshire.
William Le Fermer, in the rolls known as the “Feet of Fines” for the county of Essex in the year 1238
William Marnach, fermorer, Aberdeen, 1684
William le Farmere of Cambridge in 1279
History, Genealogy & Ancestry
FARMAR OF BLOOMFIELD
Farmar, William Cecil Russell, Esq. of Bloomfield, County, Wexford born 25 Aug. 1869.
Lineage ~ This family claims to be a branch of the Fermors of Easton Neston, County, Northampton, and to have been first settled in Ireland temp. Queen Elizabeth, about the year 1600. Mary, Lady Fermor, wife of Sir George Fermor, Knight of Easton Neston, in her will make in 1625, and preserved in the Probate Court of London, mentioned her son, “Robert, which was of late unfortunately slain at Carlowe, in the Realme of Ireland.” From Lady Fermor’s eldest son, Sir Hatton Fermor, descended the Earls of Pomfret, extinct in 1867. Jasper Fermor, Esq., a Major in the army, is described in a letter, dated 4 Dec. 1746, as a grandson of Sir George Fermor, Knight of Easton-Neston. He married the eldest daughter of Anthony Gamble, Esq. of County Cork; and died 1683-84, having had Richard his heir, Jasper of Garron Kenny Fange, County Cork; John; Samuel, Major in the army, who purchased several valuable estates in Virginia. Of these sons, Jasper and Samuel left descendants in North America, and John was ancestor of Farmer, Bart of Mount Pleasant, Sussex. The eldest son, Richard Farmour, Esq. of Arderrack, County Cork married 1675, Elizabeth eldest daughter of Lieut-Col. Robert Phaire, Governor of Cork under Cromwell, 1650 and had three sons: 1) Jasper of Kreonway, County Cork born 1676 married in 1701, Elizabeth daughter of George Rogers, Esq. of Ashgrove, County Cork and had a son, Richard died unmarried 1730. 2) Robert, who carried on the family 3) John, M.D. born 1678 married Lucy, second daughter of Cuthbert Wilkinson, Esq., and had (with one daughter Lucy) an only son, Jasper married 1st Mrs. Lasier and 2ndly in 1774 Grace second daughter of Hovell Farmar M.D., and had three children a) Richard, an officer in the 58th regt., drowned at sea with his detachment in 1814. b) Jasper, Capt. Royal Marines of Sunnybank, County, Hereford, J.P. and D.L. married 1819, Mcliora, widow of Peter Rickards Mynors, Esq. of Treago, which lady died 1829. c) Dora died unmarried 1831. The 2nd son, Robert Farmar, Esq. of Fergus, County Cork and of Thurles Beg, County Tipperary, born 1677; Major in the army; married 1700, Grace, 2nd daughter and co-heir of William Hovell, Esq. of Mount Hovell, County Cork, by whom (who died 1763 aged 80) he left at his decease 1743, 1) Hovell, of whom presently 2) Edward, Capt. Royal Marines born 1710 married 1st 1748, Katherine daughter of Poole St. Barbe, Esq. of Bittern, Hants, and wido of Lieut. Oates, R.N., by whom he had three children a) Edward M.D. died without issue 1802. b) Robert Hill of Barnhill, County Cork, General of Marines, born 1775 married thrice by his 2nd wife, Mildred, eldest daughter of Rev. Richard Farmar, he had four children i) Robert Herring born 1794; an officer 77th regt., married 1817 Mary only daughter of Armigher Sealey, Esq. of Cork and died 22 Aug. 1843 leaving issue, Charles Lewis Atterbury, Royal Marines, born 23 Jan 1831; Frances Georgiana; and Juliana Priscilla, married 24 March 1849, Thomas Osborne Stock, Esq., M.P. for Carlow.
ii) Edward Sterling, Gen. in the army born 1798 married 1836, Jane only daughter of James Cunningham, Esq., Capt. R.N. and had issue, Edward James Cunninghma, born 1845; Jane Cunningham Mildred; Georgiana Marianne; Florence Lucinda Caroline; and Helen Theresa Unity Gordon. iii) Elizabeth iv) Marianne died 1824. Gen. Farmar’s 3rd wife, whom he married 1800 was Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Dr. Mallet, a Physician, and relict of Thomas Symonds Esq., Capt. R.N. Gem. Farmar died 2 Jan. 1839. c) Katherine died 1824. He married 2ndly 1772, Frances eldest daughter of Edward Roberts, Esq. of Clover Hill, County Cavan, and died 1784, having had another son and a daughter, d) Richard Hugh Hovell Sterling, of Castle Treasure, County born 1782; Capt. Royal Marines; married 1818, Anne, 3rd daughter of Thomas Grazebrooke, Esq. of Dudbridge, County Gloucester, and dying 1840, left issue, Richard, Capt. Royal Marines, born 1819 married 15 Feb. 1854, Eleanor, youngest daughter of John Simpson, Esq.; William Edward, Royal Marines born 1824 married 17 Sept. 1850, Mary Dorset, youngest daughter of William Lawrence, Esq. of Fletton Tower, County Huntingdon; Caroline; and Anne Grazebrooke. Helen died unmarried 1821. 3) Richard (Rev.) of Barnhill, County Cork, Rector of Dunmanway and Timoleague married 1759, Elizabeth daughter of Robert Freeman, Esq. of Ballinguille, and had two daughters of whom Mildred the elder married her cousin Gen. Robert Hill Farmar; and Mary Anne married ___ Herring, Esq., E.I.C.S. 4) Grace married 1726 her cousin, Hon. Richard Hill, of Beare Forest County Cork, one of H.M. Council for South Carolina. 5) Elizabeth married John Beare, Esq. of Cork and died 1786. 6) Jane married William Wakeham, Esq. of Spring Hill, County Cork. 7) Hannah married William Keyes, Esq., died 1798 aged 84. The eldest son, Hovell Farmar, M.D., of Mount Hovell, County Cork born 1701; married 1739, Katherine Dorothea, eldest daughter of Christopher Russell, Esq., Col. 17th regt. and Governor of Minorea, where he died 1753, aged 57. By her (who died 1778) Mr. Farmar had issue, 1) Hugh Hovell, his heir 2) Robert, Capt. in the 50h regt., married Jane, daughter of William Wakeham and died without issue. 3) Elizabeth married Joseph Oates, Esq. of Kilnabone, County Cork, and died in 1810 4) Grace married Jasper Farmar, Esq. Mr. Farmar died 1770 and was succeeded by his elder son, Hugh Hovell Farmar, Esq. of Duninane, County Wexford called to the Bar 1768. He married 21 Oct. 1780, Jane 2nd daughter of Michael Roberts, Esq. of Kilmony, County Cork, by whom (who died 25 March 1838) he had issue, 1) Hugh Hovell, of Dunsinane, J.P., born 15 Jan. 1782; married 12 Jan. 1815, Meliora, only daughter of Peter Rickards Mynors, Esq. of Treago, County Hereford, and by her (who died 11 Nov. 1854) left at his decease, 1828, a) Hugh Hovell Bakersville (Rev.), present representative of the family. b) William Roberts, a Col. in the army, Assistant-Commandant Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, born 14 March 1825; served in the 50th regt., and was severely wounded at the battle of aliwal; served throughout the Indian Mutiny, of 1857-58 in the 82nd regt.; married 1st 20 May 1851, Alicia Mary, only child of Edward Stone Cotgrave, Esq., Capt. R.N. and by her ( who died 10 April 1861) had issue, Richard De Malpas Cotgrave, born 2 Dec 1853; Alicia Mildred Cotgrave, deid 14 Nov. 1864; Meliora Alianor Cotgrave; and Grace Ursula Cotgrave. Col. Farmar married 2ndly 11 June 1863, Ellinor Louisa, eldest daughter of Rev. William Lewis Girardot of Hinton Charterhouse, and has issue by her Hugh Henry Foxcroft, born 21 Aug. 1870; George Jasper born 20 July 1872; Beatrice Emily; Cecily Eleanor died 17 May 1871; Juliet Mary; Rose Dorothea; Ella Katherine; Violet Eleanor. c) Meliora Mynors married 1861, Edward A. Blundell, Esq., Governor of Singapore. d) Anna Catharina Rickards married 12 June 1835, Rev. William Hirzel Le Marchant, Vicar of Harlsfield. e) Jane Philippa Baskerville, married 9 Dec. 1852, John Whitehead, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. 2) Michael Roberts, an officer in the army, killed in action at Cuba 1807. 3) William Russell, of Bloomfield, of whom presently. 4) Mary married Charles Hill, Esq. of St. Johns, County Wexford, M.D. 5) Katherine Dorothea, married Richard Hill, Esq. of Urrinsfort, County Wexford. Mr. Farmar died 12 Feb. 1812. His 3rd but 2nd surviving son, William Russell Farmar, Esq. of Bloomfiield, J.P. County Donovan, Esq. of Ballymore, by whom (who died 23 Nov. 1844) he had, with four daughters, Annie Jane; Mary Caroline died young; Katherine Elizabeth; and Elizabeth Mary, three sons, 1) William Henry, his heir 2) Hugh Jaspar, born 1833 died young 3) Richard Donovan born July 1841 died 5 April 1844. Mr. W.R. Farmar married 2ndly 29 Nov. 1853, Henrietta, daughter of Harry Alcock, Esq., of Wilton, County, Wexford, and had by her another daughter, Sarah Caroline Margaret. He died 20 Oct. 1871, and was succeeded by his eldest son, William Henry Farmar, Esq. of Bloomfield, J.P., Capt. Wexford Militia, born 21 April 1831; married 16 June 1868, Frances Anastasia, daughter of William Newell Barron, Esq. of FitzWilliam Place, Dublin, Chairman of Quarter Sessions, County Monaghan, and had issue 1) William Cecil Russell, his heir. 2) Ralph Jasper Newell born 7 July 1871 3) Fitzhugh Hovell Arthur born 22 March 1874 4) Henry Capel Donovan born 6 June 1876 5) Irene Frances Elizabeth born 13 Oct. 1872 6) Edith Emily Marian born 30 April 1875. Mr. W.H. Farmar died 9 Sept. 1876 and was succeeded by his eldest son, William Cecil Russell Farmar, now of Bloomfield.
Arms ~ Arg., on a fess sa. between three lions’ heads erased gu. a crescent or. for diff.
Crest ~ A lion’s head erased gu.
Motto ~ Fortis et fidelis.
Crest ~ of FERMOR, Earl of Pomfret, borne by Rev. H.W. Bakersville Farmar and his brother Col. W.R. Farmar: Out of a ducal coronet or, a cock’s head gu. combed and wattled gold
Motto ~ Hora c scmpre
Seat ~ Bloomfield, Enniscorthy, County, Wexford
FARMER OF NONSUCH
Farmer, William Robert Gamul, Esq., of Nonsuch Park, Surrey born 12 July 1838, formerly Capt. Grenadier Guards, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff, Surrey 1877, married Charlotte Maria, 2nd daughter of the late Robert Griffith Williams, Esq. brother of Sir Richard B. Williams-Bulkeley, Bart. of Baron Hill, Beaumaris, Anglesey, and has a daughter Alice Matilda Mary.
Lineage ~ Samuel Farmer, Esq. for many years M.P. for Huntingdon, purchased, about the close of the 18th century, the estate of Nonsuch Surrey, long a royal residence. He married Elizabeth daughter of the late Joseph Easton Meeke, Esq. of Rotherhithe, and sister of the late William Meeke, Esq. of Beddington, Surrey, and had a son, William Meeked, M.P. for Huntingdon married Frances, daughter of Michael Barstow, Esq. of Fulford, County York and in the lifetime of his father, Oct. 1836, leaving issue, 1) William Francis Gamul, heir to his grandfather. 2) Arthur Augustus, settled in Canada married 3 Feb. 1846, Louisa Emily, daughter of Hon. Peter Boyle de laquiere, and by her (who died 8 May 1868) has issue. 3) George Almond, an officer H.E.I.C.S. died in India 1837. 4) Thomas McLean late Capt. in the army married Ellen daughter of Rev. Henry Curtis Cherrie, Rector of Burghfield, near Reading, Berks. 5) Archibald Hamilton, settled in Canada married 3 Oct. 1848, Augusta daughter of Hon. Peter Boyle de blaquiere and left issue. 6) Reginald Onslow, R.A., married Geraldine daughter of Capt. Farrell, late R.A. 7) Elizabeth Marie married Charles Wilshere, Esq. of Hitchen, Herts. 8) Emilie Georgiana, married Hippolyte von Klenze, Capt. Bavarian Guards. 9) Evilda Frances married Gustve von Ascheberg, late Capt. Russian Hussars. 10) Mary Eugenie married Maximillian, Baron von Gumpenberg-Bayerback, of the Bavarian Guards. Mr. Farmer was succeeded by his grandson, William Francis Gamul Farmer, Esq. of Nonsuch Park, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff Surrey, 1849 married 1837 Matilda daughter of Robert Wilikinson, Esq. and had issue 1) William Robert Gamul, now of Nonsuch Park 2) Thomas Allix born 14 Nov. 1839 3) George Lancelot McLean, Capt. 60th Rifles 4) Charles Edward 5) James Edmund Gamul (Rev.) 6) Henry Lowth, Lieut. 60th Rifles 7) Francis Colebrook, Lieut. R.A. 8) Matilda Frances, deceased. 9) Margaret Anna 10) Emilie Mary 11) Catherine Augusta. Mr. Farmer died 10 March 1860.
Arms ~ Arg., a fess sa. between three lions’ heads erased gu.
Crest ~ Out of a ducal coronet or, a cock’s head gu. crested and wattled gold.
Motto ~ Hora e sempre.
Seat ~ Nonsuch Park, near Cheam.
EARLY NEW ENGLAND SETTLERS
Edward Farmer, of Billerica, son of John of Ansley or Anceley, near Atherstone in Warwickshire, came in 1671 or 2 with his mother Isabella, a widow who married Elder Thomas Wiswall, of Newton, outlived him and died 1686, at the house of her son. He brought perhaps sister Isabella and brother Thomas, certainly wife Mary, daughter Sarah, born about 1669; and probably John 1671; had here Edward 1674; Mary 1675; Barbara at Woburn 1678; Elizabeth 1680; Thomas 1683; and Oliver 1686; was a useful townsman. His wife died 1719 aged about 76 and he died 1727 aged 87.
John Farmer, of Boston, a soldier killed in the great fight of Philip’s war 1675.
John Farmer, of Concord, had daughter Isabel, was of Charlestown 1677
Thomas Farmer, of Billerica 1675, probably brother of Edward, perhaps came with him, is not heard of after 1684, may have gone home.
In the Royal Charter for Virginia, 1609 are found John and George Farmer, gentlemen.
Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Ann Farmer, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1724
Bryan Farmer, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1725
Charles Farmer, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
Dorothy Farmer, a servant sent to Virginia in 1655
Henry Farmer, who landed in Virginia in 1623
Jeffry Farmer, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
Lewis Farmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771
Richard Farmer, who landed in Maryland in 1640
Richard Farmer, who landed in Virginia in 1650
Thomas Farmer, who landed in Virginia in 1714
Hora e sempre. Now and always.
Ora e sempre. Now and always.
Fortis et fidelis. Strong and faithful
FARMAR. Pennsylvania. Thomas Farmar, Philadelphia, 1684. (Exeter, Devon, descended from the Earls of Pomfret.) Argent, a fesse sable between three lions’ heads erased gules. CREST—A leopard passant guardant ppr. MOTTO—Hora e sempre.
FARMAR. Pennsylvania. Robert Farmar, Pennsylvania, 1790. (Cork.) Argent, a fesse sable between three lions’ heads erased gules. CREST—Out of a ducal coronet or, a cock’s head issuing gules combed and wattled. MOTTO—Hora e sempre,
FARMER, Sir George, Knt., …. alteration …. 1591, by Cooke and Lee. Harl. MS. 1422, fo. 90’’, the anchors to be taken off the fesse.„ George, one of the prothonotaries of the Court of Common Pleas (2nd s. Of Bartholomew, of Ratcliff, co. Leic., gent., see Visit” 1(519), alteration 20 Oct. 1663, by Walker. Harl. MS. 1172, fo. 63 ; copy of grant, Harl. MS. 1172, fo. 63 ; Add. MSS. 14,293, fo. 60, and 14,294, fo. 15’’ ; Geneal., iii., 61 ; Guil., p. 310.
Art Farmer (1928–1999), American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player
Beverley Farmer (born 1941), Australian writer
Bill Farmer (born 1949), American voice actor and comedian
Bill Farmer (public servant), former senior Australian public servant
Brigadier-General Archie Arrington Farmer (1892-1963), American Commanding Officer Philadelphia Signal Depot (1941-1942) 
Charles “Red” Farmer (born before 1938), American NASCAR race driver
Charles D. Farmer, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
Dan Farmer (born 1962), American computer security researcher
Darci Lynne Farmer (born 2004), American ventriloquist
David Farmer (born 1955), British playwright
Declan Farmer (born 1997), American sledge hockey player
Desmon Farmer (born 1981), American professional basketball player
Donald Dickson Farmer (1877–1956), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
Ed Farmer (born 1949), American professional baseball player
Emily Farmer (1826–1905), English water-colourist and Victorian painter
Evan Farmer (born 1972), American actor, musician, and television personality
Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857-1915), American cook and cookbook author known for introducing the concept of using standardized measuring spoons and cups, as well as level measurement; she opened her cooking school in Boston on August 23, 1902
Frances Elena Farmer (1913-1970), American actress of stage and scree
Frances Farmer (1913–1970), American film actress
Frank O. Farmer (1924-2014), American author and writer
Gary Farmer (born 1953), Canadian First Nations actor
Graham Farmer (born 1935), Australian rules football player and coach
Henry George Farmer (1882–1965), British musicologist
James L. Farmer Jr (1920-1999), Civil rights activist, a leader of the American civil rights movement of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Jean Farmer-Butterfield (contemporary), American politician from North Carolina
Jeff Farmer (footballer) (born 1977), Aboriginal Australian rules footballer
Jeff Farmer (wrestler) (born 1962), professional wrestler known as The Black Scorpion
Joseph John Farmer (1854–1930), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
Ken Farmer (1910–1982), Australian rules football player
Kenneth Farmer (1912–2005), Canadian hockey player and businessman
Larry Farmer (born 1942), American professor of law at Brigham Young University
Larry Farmer (born 1951), American college basketball coach
Mark Farmer (contemporary), British comic book artist
Mike Farmer (born 1936), American professional basketball player
Mike Farmer (born 1968), American professional baseball player
Mimsy Farmer (born 1945), American actress and sculptor living in France
Moses G. Farmer (1820–1893), American electrical engineer and inventor, pioneer in telegraphy
Mylène Farmer (born 1961), Canadian-born French singer and songwriter
Nancy Farmer (author) (born 1941), American author of children’s books
Nancy Farmer (politician) (born 1956), American politician from Missouri
Patrick Farmer (born 1949), American soccer coach
Patrick Farmer (born 1962), Australian politician, member of the Australian House of Representatives from New South Wales
Paul Farmer (born 1959), American physician and professor at Harvard University
Paul S. Farmer, pioneer in the use of pop music in UK school music education in the 1970s
Penelope Farmer (born 1939), British writer of books for children and adults
Philip José Farmer (1918-2009), American author known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories
Philip José Farmer (1918–2009), American science fiction and fantasy author
Randy Farmer (contemporary), American pioneer in creating online communities
Richard “Kirk” Farmer (b. 1973), American singer, songwriter and guitarist
Richard Farmer (1735–1797), English Shakespearean scholar
Richard T. Farmer (contemporary), American businessman
Richie Farmer (born 1969), American politician and former college basketball player
Seymour Farmer (1875–1951), Welsh-Canadian politician, mayor of Winnipeg
Sir George Farmer, was made a Knight in 1586 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
Sir John Fermor of Easton Neston, Northampton, who was ennobled in 1553, in the presence of Queen Mary
Susan Farmer (1942–2013), American politician, media executive and television personality
Suzan Farmer (1942–2017), English actress
Tom Farmer (born 1940), Scottish entrepreneur and millionaire
Wilfred Farmer (1921–1975), Barbadian cricketer and police officer
William M. Farmer (1853-1931), American jurist and politician
American Revolution Veterans
Aaron Farmer, enlisted in Massachusetts, Rank of Sergeant
Ant Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Daniel Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Edward Farmer, enlisted in Massachusetts, Rank of Sergeant
Geo Farmer, enlisted in New Jersey, Rank of Private
George Farmer, enlisted in New Jersey, Rank of Private
Jacob Farmer, enlisted in Connecticut, Rank of Private
James Farmer, enlisted in New Jersey, Rank of Private
Jash Farmer, enlisted in Massachusetts, Rank of Private
Jese Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Jessie Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
John Farmar, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
John Farmer, enlisted in North Carolina, Rank of Private
John Farmer, enlisted in Virgina, Rank of Corporal
John Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Lamuel Farmer, enlisted in Maryland, Rank of Lieutenant
Lewis Farmar, enlisted in Pennsylvania, Rank of Lieutenant Colonel
Nathan Farmer, enlisted in New Jersey, Rank of Private
Nathl Farmer, enlisted in Maryland, Rank of Sergeant
Richd Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Samuel Farmer, enlisted in Maryland, Rank of ENS
Samuel Farmer, enlisted in Maryland, Rank of Ensign
Samuel Farmer, enlisted in Maryland, Rank of Lieutenant
Stephen Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Thms Farmer, enlisted in Connecticut, Rank of Ensign
Thomas Farmer, enlisted in Connecticut, Rank of Ensign
Thos Farmer, enlisted in Massachusetts, Rank of Private
Thos Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
William Farmer, enlisted in North Carolina, Rank of Private
William Farmer, enlisted in Virginia, Rank of Private
Civil War Veterans
Aaron R. Farmer, 98th Regiment, Illinois, Union, Illinois
Abe Farmer, 62nd Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Rowan’s)(80th Infantry), Confederate, Tennessee
Abner F. Farmer, 1st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Feild’s), Confederate, Tennessee
Adam Farmer, 51st Regiment, United states Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Agenton Farmer, 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Alexander Farmer, 37th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Alexander C. Farmer, 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Andrew Farmer, 25th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Aquilla Farmer, 4th Regiment, Missouri, Infantry State Guard (1st Division), Confederate, Missouri
Austin Farmer, 34th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Axom Farmer, 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Ben H. Farmer, 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Rifles, Confederate, South Carolina
Benjamin Farmer, 16th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, Union, Veteran Reserve Corps
Brayton Farmer, 60th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Bymum Farmer, 115th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Cebern Farmer, 4th Regiment, North Carolina cavalry (59th North Carolina State Troops), Confederate, North Carolina
Charles Farmer, 9th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Clement V. Farmer, 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Conrad Farmer, 2nd Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry, Union Wisconsin
Cornelius H. Farmer, 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment), Confederate, Virginia
Daniel Farmer, 7th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry, Union, New Jersey
Daniel Farmer, 54th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S.Colored Troops
Dennis Farmer, 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Union, Illinois
DeWitt C. Farmer, 11th Regiment Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Drury F. Farmer, 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, Confederate, North Carolina
Edward Farmer, 187th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Elijah P. Farmer, 26th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Debray’s)(Davis’Mounted Battalion), Confederate, Texas
Emanuel Farmer, 143rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Union, Ohio
Enoch Farmer, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, Union, Veteran Reserve Corps
Ezekiel S. Farmer, 1st Regiment, Indiana cavalry, Union, Indiana
Farwin Farmer, 1st Regiment, New York Engineers, Union, New York
Felix G. Farmer, 49th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union, Kentucky
Francis Farmer, 80th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Fred Eugene Farmer, 33rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Freeland Farmer, 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Gabriel Farmer, 95th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Gaddis Farmer, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion, South Carolina, Confederate, South Carolina
George Farmer, 117th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Gideon Farmer, 14th Regiment Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Greenlief Famer, 3rd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry, Union, Massachusetts
Gwinn Farmer, 6th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Harley Farmer, 3rd Regiment, New York Light Artillery, Union, New York
Harrison Farmer, 11th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Union, New Yorkk
Harry Farmer, 1st Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Henderson Farmer, 18th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Union, Wisconsin
Henry Farmer, Poindexter’s Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Confederate, Missouri
Hope Farmer, 47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Horace L. Farmer, 1st Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry, Union, Tennessee
Isaac Farmer, 31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Jack Farmer, 95th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Jackson J. Farmer, 12th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Wright’s)(State Guards), Confederate, Georgia
James Farmer, 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union, Minnesota
Jefferson James Farmer, 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, Union, Illinois
Jesse Farmer, 65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Jesse F. Farmer, 39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Jiles Farmer, 6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Confederate, Arkansas
John Farmer, 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, Union, Arkansas
John William Farmer, Wood’s Regiment, Confederate Cavalry (1st Mississippi Cavalry)(Wirt Adams’ Regiment), Confederate, Confederate Troops
Joseph Farmer, 120th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Joshua B. Farmer, 16th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Fitzhugh’s), Confederate, Texas
Josiah Farmer, 22nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry, Confederate, South Carolina
Junius Farmer, 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Kimball Farmer, 154th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Union, Ohio
Lawson Farmer, Clutter’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery, Confederate, Virgina
Lewis Farmer, 96th Regiment, New York Infantry, Union, New York
Lucious Farmer, 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry, Union, New Hampshire
Lyburn Farmer, Wood’s Regiment Confederate Cavalry (1st Mississippi Cavalry) (Wirt Adams’ Regiment), Confederate, Confederate Troops
Mahlon A. Farmer, 9th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Union, Indiana
Marcellus J. Farmer, 20th Battalion, Virgina Heavy Artillery, Confederate, Virginia
Maxcy Farmer, 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion), Confederate, South Carolina
Memory Farmer, Alabama Recruits, Confederate, Alabama
Milton Farmer, 22nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Union, Michigan
Moses Farmer, 18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union, Illinois
Nahum H. Farmer, 36th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Nathaniel J. Farmer, 42nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry, Union, Missouri
Nelson Farmer, Lamkin’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery, Confederate, Virgina
Norman J. Farmer, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Obadiah Farmer, 16th Regiment, Confederate, Virginia
Osmon L. Farmer, 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond’s), Confederate, Kentucky
Owen Farmer, 6th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, Union, Massachusetts
Patrick Farmer, 53rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Peter Farmer, 8th Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Union, Maryland
Phillip Farmer, 4th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Plummer M. Farmer, 13th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Union, Maine
Preston A.E. Farmer, 46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Union, Iowa
Ranson R. Farmer, 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Reuben Farmer, 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Confederate, Virgina
Richard Farmer, 198th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Robert Farmer, 21st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union, Kentucky
Rufus Farmer, 1st Battalion, Trans-Mississippi Confederate Cavalry, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Salathiel Farmer, Unassigned Wisconsin, Union, Wisconsin
Samuel Farmer, 40th Regiment Alabama Infantry, Confederate, Alabama
Sandy Farmer, 65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Sebastian Farmer, 149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, Union 1865), Union, Illinois
Shadrick Farmer, 26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers), Confederate, Tennessee
Shurbian B. Farmer, 53rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Union, Massachusetts
Sineous Farmer, 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Stephen Farmer, 5th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Ferguson’s), Confederate, South Carolina
Syburn L. Farmer, Wood’s Regiment, Confederate Cavalry (1st Mississippi Cavalry)(Wirt Adams’ Regiment), Confederate, Confederate Troops
Terrance Farmer, 1st Regiment, Us Cavalry (Regular Army), Union, Union Regular Army
Thaddeus M. Farmer, 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Thomas Farmer, Youngs’ Company Alabama Cavalry (State Reserves), Confederate, Alabama
Tunis J. Farmer, 73rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Van B. Farmer, 65th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Warren Farmer, 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry, Confederate, South Carolina
Wesley Farmer, 118th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Wiley Farmer, 4th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
William Farmer, Gordon’s Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate, Arkansas
Wilson Farmer, 65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Windham Farmer, 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry), Confederate, Virginia
Zachariah T. Farmer, Farris’ Battery Missouri Light Artillery (Clark Artillery), Confederate, Missouri
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Mount Pleasant, co. Sussex, bart.; descended from a younger branch of Farmar, cos. Cork and Wexford). Ar. a fesse sa. betw. three lions’ heads erased gu. Crest—A leopard pass. guard. ppr.
2) (Bumstead, co. Essex). Ar. on a fesse betw. three bucks’ heads couped gu. as many buglehorns or.
3) (Ratcliff, co. Leicester; John Farmer, of that place, b. 1589, great grandson of Bartholomew Farmer, of the same. Visit. Leicester, 1619). Sa. on a chev. betw. three lamps ar. flammant ppr. a leopard’s face betw. two mullets gu. Crest—A dexter arm couped at the elbow gauntleted, holding a lamp ar. flammant ppr.
4) (co. Leicester; granted 1663). Same Arms, without the leopards’ face on the chev. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a salamander in flames ppr. Motto—Esto vigilans.
5) (co. Leicester). Vaire ar. and sa.
6) (Holbeach, co. Lincoln. Visit. Middlesex, 1663). Sa. a chev. betw. three lamps ar. flames or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a salamander in flames ppr.
7) (London, cos. Northampton, Salop, and Worcester). Ar. on a fesse sa. betw. three lions’ heads erased gu. as many anchors or.
8) (Somerton, co. Oxford, temp. Henry VIII.). Same Arms. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a cock’s head gu. crested and jelloped gold.
9) or Fermor – (East Barsham, co. Norfolk). (co. Northumberland). Ar. on a saltire az. (sometimes sa.) betw. four lions’ heads erased gu. a martlet or, and four bezants, a chief of the second charged with an anchor and two palets of the fourth. Crest—A cock’s head gu. combed and wattled or, in the beak a rose of the first stalked and leaved vert.
10) (Nonsuch Park, co. Surrey). (Clairvil, co. Sussex). Ar. a fesse sa. betw. three lions’ heads erased gu. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a cock’s head gu. crested and wattled gold. Motto—Hora e sempre.
11) (co. Worcester). Ar. on a fesse sa. betw. three lions’ heads erased gu. as many acorns slipped or.
12) Ar. on a saltire sa. betw. four lions’ heads erased gu. a martlet or, and as many bezants, on a chief of the third an anchor betw. two palets az.
13) Bendy of eight or and gu. on a chief ar. three fleurs-de-lis az.
14) (Haywood-Farmer; exemplified to Charles Haywood, Esq., of Comberford Hall, near Tamworth, on his assuming the additional name of Farmer, by royal licence, 5 Aug. 1871). Per pale sa. and az. two chevronels engr. ar. betw. three lamps of the last fired ppr. Crest—Upon the battlements of a tower ar. a salamander statant vert, collared or, in flames ppr. Motto—Esto vigilans.
15) (granted to Joseph Farmer, Esq., of Sydney, New South Wales, and Finchley New Road, Middlesex). Per chev. dovetailed gu. and ar. in chief two lions’ heads erased of the last, and in base a salamander in flames ppr. Crest—Upon a mount vert an antelope ar. semee of estoiles sa. armed and unguled or, resting the dexter forefoot upon a fountain ppr. Motto—Agendo honeste. Arms assigned in same Patent to his wife Caroline, dau. of Edward Harley, of Cleobury Mortimer.—Az. two bendlets or, betw. as many swans’ heads erased ar.
16) Erm. a chev. sa. betw. three roses gu. seeded and leaved ppr.
17) Ar. on a fesse sa. betw. three lions’ heads erased gu. as many anchors or. Crest—A cock’s head erased gu. combed and wattled or, holding in the beak a branch of flowers ar. leaved vert.