Origins Available: English, Spanish
Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was described as being fierce or lusty. The surname is derived from the Old English word farr, which meant bull.
Early Origins of the Far family
Yorkshire. While most researchers believe that the name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, we must not dismiss the possible Norman origin. For example, Radulphus Fere of Nomandy was listed there in 1180 and 1195 and the Rotuli Hundredorum ( Hundred Rolls) c. 1272 list Walter Fere of England. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Far family
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Far Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Far have been found, including Farr, Farre and others.
Early Notables of the Far family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Far family to Ireland
Some of the Far family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Far family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Fars to arrive on North American shores:
Far Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Far Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Far Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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