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The name Farows is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a shoer of horses, or a farrier. In the Middle Ages, horses were the only alternative to walking as a means of transportation. This made the farrier a very important person; not only did they replace horseshoes, but they also diagnosed any number of ailments of the animals. In short, their job was to keep the horse on the road and in good health. This importance was reflected in the fact that they were often free, instead of being bonded to the land in the way that serfs and peasants were.

Early Origins of the Farows family


The surname Farows was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Wortley, a chapelry, in the parish of St. Peter, liberty of the borough of Leeds. "This place, in the Domesday Survey styled Wyrteley, formerly belonged to the Farrars, of Halifax, from whom the manor was purchased in 1766 by the family of the present owner." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Farows family

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Early History of the Farows family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farows research.
Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1402, 1754, 1691, 1689, 1691, 1652 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Farows History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farows Spelling Variations

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Farows Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Farows family name include Farrar, Farrer, Farror, Farrough, Farrow, Farrowe, Varrow, Varrowe, Varow, Vairow, Varer and many more.

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Early Notables of the Farows family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Farows family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Farows family to Ireland

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Migration of the Farows family to Ireland


Some of the Farows family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Farows family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Farows family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Farows or a variant listed above: John Farrar, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Frances Farrow, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Thomas Farrar, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1640.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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