Have you heard of a Scottish surname Farriage?

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Margaret Farriage, possible 1804 to 1835, possibly born Scotland, definitely died Toronto area, married George Miller 1832 at Toronto.
in Genealogy Help by Pat Miller G2G6 Pilot (127k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

5 Answers

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The name shows up in Ireland, but connected a business. Ancestry surname search shows nothing at all.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
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Margaret's profile is Farriage-1. The biography recites that the 1891 Canada census reports her birth location as Scotland. It appears to be Gaelic in origin and may be found both in Scotland and Ireland.


Check out these two blog posts, in which the writer supposes that "Farriage"  was an error in the Census report.

Finding Margaret Farriage and More options for the Margaret Farriage query

by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
edited by Jim Parish
Thank you Jim.  It's genealogist Dave Hook.  He just contacted me yesterday and helped me fix Margaret Farriage's profile.  He had some ideas on his blog but for the moment Margaret and her husband George Miller are a double brick wall.
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If there is any chance you could get somewhere to obtain and read microfilm, there may be a possibility of an early census record. 

Check out this link to Census Returns on Microfilm, 1770-1856 from Library and Archives Canada.

by Christine Daniels G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
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It's just an attempt at spelling Farridge, on the analogy of marriage and carriage.

FamilySearch has a lot of Farages and Fairridges.  Nowadays some people pronounce Farage as if it were French, but it used to rhyme with pairage if there was such a word.
by Living Horace G2G6 Pilot (573k points)
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Scotlands People https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/  does not show any records with the surname Farriage.or Farridge.   It comes up with 3 records under Farage but not a Margaret.   Remember you can now seach the indexes on that site for free !!
by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (170k points)
Thank you, Maria. This gives me the idea that the name on the Province of Upper Canada Marriage Bonds is not accurate. Probably a clerk's version her real name.
Thought I'd play around with far* and farr* on the Scotlands People site.   There are seven Margaret Farish birth records listed in your time period  Farish/Farriage ??
You may be on to something.  Farish could sound like Farriage.  I will investigate further.  Thank you for your encouragement.  Pat
Good luck !!
They do have some Fairridges

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