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The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Farkas. It is derived from the Gaelic MacFhearchair which means son of Farquhar and Farquhar is derived from the Gaelic word Fearchar which means very dear one. So, the name means son of the very dear one.

Farkas Early Origins



The surname Farkas was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Ŕir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they have enjoyed their seat at Kyle Stewart for many generations. The history is quite separate from that of Farquharson. Robert Farquhar, Laird of Gilmilnescroft about the year 1350 was the first Chief on record and he was probably a direct descendant of Ferchart, father of Fergus, one of the chiefs setting the bounds of Newbattle Abbey in 1178. Descended was Ferkar, Earl of Ross, 1224-1231, and at this time a branch was started in the north at Caithness at Ederlarg.

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Farkas Spelling Variations


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Farkas Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Farkas has been spelled Farquhar, Farquher, Farker, Farkar, Forker, Farquar, Farquer and many more.

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Farkas Early History


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Farkas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farkas research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1646, 1677, 1707, 1706 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Farkas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farkas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farkas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farkas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farkas In Ireland


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Farkas In Ireland



Some of the Farkas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Farkas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sigmon Farkas, who landed in Texas in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ignach Farkas, who landed in Mississippi in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farkas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farkas (post 1700)



  • Frank Farkas (b. 1956), American former member of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Jeffrey Thomas Farkas (b. 1978), retired American professional ice hockey center
  • Andrew Geza "Andy" Farkas (1916-2001), American NFL football fullback
  • Vilmos "Willie" Farkas (1935-2016), Hungarian-born, Canadian retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Wolfman
  • Éva Farkas (b. 1960), Hungarian tapestry artist
  • Patrick Farkas (b. 1992), Austrian footballer
  • Norbert Farkas (b. 1977), Hungarian footballer
  • Gizella Farkas (1925-1996), Hungarian twelve-time gold medalist female table tennis player
  • Sándor Bölöni Farkas (1795-1842), also known as Alexander Farkas, Hungarian writer, best known for his journals "Journey in North America" written in 1831
  • Leonardo Julio Farkas Klein (b. 1967), Chilean businessman and philanthropist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Farkas Historic Events


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Farkas Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. George Farkas (1842-1914), American Third Class Passenger from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sto cado fide et amis
Motto Translation: I stand and fall by faith and arms.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Farkas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farkas 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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