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The Farrall surname comes from the Irish Gaelic name O Fearghail, which means "man of valor."

Farrall Early Origins



The surname Farrall was first found in Leinster, where they were found mainly in County Longford.

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Farrall Spelling Variations


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Farrall Spelling Variations



The search for the origins of the name Farrall family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

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Farrall Early History


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Farrall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farrall research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1235 and 1248 are included under the topic Early Farrall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farrall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farrall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farrall Notables 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



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Farrall:

Farrall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Farrall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Bernard Farrall, who landed in Mississippi in 1856

Farrall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Farrall, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrall (post 1700)



  • Thomas B. Farrall, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at La Plata, Maryland, 1893-97
  • Thomas Farrall (1837-1894), English Cumbrian teacher, author and poet
  • Alec Farrall (b. 1936), English former professional association football player

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cu reabtha
Motto Translation: The rampaging dog.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Farrall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrall 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 9 October 2015 at 11:00.

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