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The origins of the Farlow name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Fairleigh or Fairley. The surname Farlow 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.

Farlow Early Origins



The surname Farlow 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "fern-covered mound or hill" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Farlow Spelling Variations


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Farlow Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Farlow were recorded, including Farlow, Farlough and others.

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Farlow Early History


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Farlow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farlow research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farlow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farlow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Farlow In Ireland


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Farlow In Ireland



Some of the Farlow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 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


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Farlow family emigrate to North America:

Farlow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Farlow settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Alex Farlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • William Farlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Fra Farlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Edw Farlow, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Farlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isiah, James and Robert Farlow arrived in Pennsylvania between 1844 and 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farlow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farlow (post 1700)



  • William Gilson Farlow (1844-1919), American botanist, president of the American Society of Naturalists (1899)
  • Talmage Holt "Tal" Farlow (1921-1998), American jazz guitarist nicknamed the "Octopus"
  • Robert Farlow (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Noah Farlow, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1916
  • C. C. Farlow, American politician, Mayor of Beatrice, Nebraska, 1926
  • James Farlow, American vertebrate paleontologist
  • Jarred Farlow (b. 1986), Australian professional rugby league footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  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.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Farlow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farlow 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 4 December 2016 at 19:49.

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