Origins of surname
This is an occupational surname for a worker in iron, a blacksmith, and comes from the old French ferron and ultimately from the Latin ferro='iron'.
The present-day family traces its origins only as far back as the 1830s, but in various spellings the name has been known in Jersey since the 13th century. The 19th century emigrants came from Ireland.
- Feron, separate family page
- Feron, 1274
- Feroun 1309
- Fearon baptisms in Jersey
- Fearon marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Fearon marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Fearon burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Walter Horace Mallieson Fearon (1886- ) (Kent) son of Walter and Kate Wall, husband of Madeleine Jenny, OV, Private, Australian Infantry, wounded (only island connection; VCJ)
This will created by a member of the Fearon family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Alfred Fearon, Green Street, St Helier - 22 October 1936, D/Y/A/99
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