Farlough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Farlough is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Fairleigh or Fairley. The surname Farlough is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.

Early Origins of the Farlough family

The surname Farlough was first found in Shropshire at Farlow, a small village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Ferlau [1] and literally meant "fern-covered mound or hill" [2] from the Old English words "fearn" + "hlaw." Traditionally part of Herefordshire, it was part of the hundred of Stottesden. Farlow or Fawler is a chapelry, in the parish of Sparsholt, union of Farringdon, hundred of Shrivenham in Berkshire. [3]

Early History of the Farlough family

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Farlough 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. Farlough has been spelled many different ways, including Farlow, Farlough and others.

Early Notables of the Farlough family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Farlough family to Ireland

Some of the Farlough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Farlough family

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 Farloughs to arrive in North America: Alexander Farlow who settled in Virginia in 1654; Isiah, James and Robert Farlow arrived in Pennsylvania between 1844 and 1854; Joyce and Grace Farloe settled in Virginia in 1648..

Contemporary Notables of the name Farlough (post 1700) +

  • Blayne Farlough, American actor, known for True Detective (2014)

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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