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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. 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.

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