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Where did the English Farr family come from? What is the English Farr family crest and coat of arms? When did the Farr family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Farr family history?The name Farr is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Farr was a name used for a person who was described as being fierce or lusty. The surname is derived from the Old English word farr, which meant bull.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Farr include Farr, Farre and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farr research. Another 315 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1381 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Farr History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Farr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Farr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Farr were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Farr Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Farr Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Farr Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Farr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farr Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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