The original Gaelic form of Farahers was O Fearchair, derived from the word "fearchar," which means "man deer."
from ancient times.
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Those scribes in Ireland
during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Farahers family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Faragher, Faraugher, Fraher, Farraher and others.
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Farahers: Patrick Faragher who settled in Philadelphia in 1880; John Farrahoe settled in Virginia in 1625.