Faragher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The original Gaelic form of Faragher was O Fearchair, derived from the word "fearchar," which means "man deer."
Early Origins of the Faragher family
The surname Faragher was first found in County Mayo
(Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Connacht
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Faragher family
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Faragher Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations
for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Faragher were encountered in the archives: Faragher, Faraugher, Fraher, Farraher and others.
Migration of the Faragher family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Faragher name:
Faragher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Patrick Faragher, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880
Faragher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Faragher, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Faragher (post 1700)
- John Mack Faragher, Yale History Professor
- Davey Faragher, has been the bassist for Elvis Costello's backing band the Imposters since 2001
Faragher Family Crest Products
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm