× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, French


The name Farrand is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Farimond. The surname Farrand originally derived from the Old French word Ferrant which meant iron-grey. The surname Farrand was later adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Farrand Early Origins



The surname Farrand was first found in the eastern counties of Norfolk, Cambridge and Oxfordshire and it is from this latter shire that we found the first record of the name: Henry Ferant who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Walter Ferrant was listed in the same census but was found in Cambridge. Finally, the same source lists Benedict Feraunt in Norfolk.

Close

Farrand Spelling Variations


Expand

Farrand Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Farrand include Farrant, Farrand, Farrin, Farrent, Farren and others.

Close

Farrand Early History


Expand

Farrand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farrand research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1580, 1575 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Farrand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Farrand Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Farrand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farrand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Farrand In Ireland


Expand

Farrand In Ireland



Some of the Farrand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Farrand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Farrand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1645

Farrand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Farrand, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Thomas Farrand Jr., who landed in New England in 1720

Farrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Farrand, who landed in New York in 1846
  • Edward Farrand arrived in Philadelphia in 1853

Farrand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Esq. Jacob Farrand U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Cornwall, Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Farrand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William B. Farrand arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Farrand (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Farrand (post 1700)



  • William R. Farrand (b. 1853), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1925-30; Defeated in primary, 1930
  • Roy F. Farrand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948
  • Robert William Farrand (b. 1934), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, 1990-93; Solomon Islands, 1990-93; Vanuatu, 1990-93
  • Katherine Farrand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Richard S. Farrand (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Mayor of Dixon, Illinois, 1885; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896; Probate judge in Illinois, 1900; Circuit Judge in Illinois 15th Circuit, 1919-20
  • John W. Farrand, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Santo Domingo, 1884
  • George E. Farrand (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Ventura County Clerk, 1900-07; Member, California Constitutional Commission, 1930
  • George E. Farrand, American Democrat politician, New Hampshire State Treasurer, 1913-14, 1923-25; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1924
  • Fairchild Farrand, American politician, Village President of Jackson, Michigan, 1855-56
  • E. Kitchel Farrand, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1924; Porto Alegre, 1926
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Farrand Historic Events


Expand

Farrand Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Leonard Charles Farrand (1917-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Orange, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

Close

Farrand Family Crest Products


Expand

Farrand Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Farrand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrand 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.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest