name Farlowe comes from when the family resided in the region of Fairleigh
The surname Farlowe 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 Farlowe family
The surname Farlowe 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 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" 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Farlowe family
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Farlowe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Farlowe has been recorded under many different variations, including Farlow, Farlough and others.
Early Notables of the Farlowe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farlowe family to Ireland
Some of the Farlowe family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Farlowe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Farlowe or a variant listed above: 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 Farlowe (post 1700)
- Chris Farlowe (b. 1940), born John Henry Deighton, English pop singer, best known for his hit single "Out of Time"