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The name Farley is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Farley which was in several counties including Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. The surname Farley is an habitation name, which form a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Farley was originally derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead.

Farley Early Origins



The surname Farley was first found in Somerset where the first record of the family was Adam Farlegh who was listed there during the reign of Edward III. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Jacob de Farlegh in Wiltshire and Hugh de Farleye in Suffolk. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Farley Spelling Variations


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Farley Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Farley has been spelled many different ways, including Farley, Farleigh and others.

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Farley Early History


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Farley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farley research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1182 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Farley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Farley In Ireland


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Farley In Ireland



Some of the Farley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Farleys to arrive in North America:

Farley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Farley and his wife, Jane, purchased land in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Farley, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John Farley settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Farley settled in New England in 1637
  • William Farley, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Farley, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Margaret Farley settled in New Castle Del. in 1804
  • Margaret Farley, aged 20, landed in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • Margaret Farley, aged 20, landed in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • Terrence Farley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1810
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Francis Farley, aged 8 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 2nd June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mrs. Margaret Farley, aged 66 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mrs. Mary Farley, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Pursuit" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mr. William Farley, aged 17 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)

Farley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Farley, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Bridget Farley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Rose Farley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • John Farley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849
  • Leonora Farley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Farley, aged 26, a coachman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • John William Farley, aged 43, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Betsy Farley, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Rosa Farley, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • William Farley, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farley (post 1700)



  • Walter Farley (1915-1989), American author of horse stories for children, author of The Black Stallion (1941) and others in that series
  • Terri Farley, American author of Seven Tears into the Sea
  • Kevin Farley (b. 1965), American actor, stand-up comic
  • Joseph Francis Farley (1889-1974), ninth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (1946 to 1949)
  • John Patrick Farley (b. 1968), American actor
  • John Harrington Farley (1846-1922), American politician, 27th and 34th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jennifer "Jenni" Farley (b. 1986), American television personality
  • James Indus Farley (1871-1948), American politician, three-term member of the United States Congress from Indiana
  • James Thompson Farley (1829-1886), American politician, Speaker of the California State Assembly (1856)
  • James Farley (1888-1976), American politician, Postmaster General (1933 to 1940)
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Farley Historic Events


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Farley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William George Farley, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Reginald Farley, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Farley, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Farley


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Suggested Readings for the name Farley



  • Francis Marion Farley and Lulu Cain Farley, Their Ancestors and Descendants by Lucille Farley Speer.

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Farley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Farley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farley 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.

This page was last modified on 21 November 2016 at 16:04.

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