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Origins Available: French, Irish


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

Farrel Early Origins



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

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Farrel Spelling Variations


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Farrel Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Farrel family name include Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

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Farrel Early History


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Farrel Early History



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

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Farrel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farrel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farrel 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 English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North Ameri ca. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Farrel:

Farrel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Garret Farrel, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Margarett Farrel, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Farrel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Morgan Farrel, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Robert Farrel, who arrived in New England in 1720
  • Michael Farrel settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Michael Farrel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Farrel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Farrel, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • John Farrel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Anne Farrel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Edward Farrel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Jane Farrel, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Farrel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Daniel Farrel, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Mr. John Farrel U.E., "Farrell, Faddle" born in New York, USA who settled in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec c. 1784 the South Mountain, Dundas County, Ontario married Sally Buck in 1788 they had 4 children [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

Farrel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Farrel, aged 38, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Mary Farrel, aged 14, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Farrel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Farrel arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Eliza Farrel arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrel (post 1700)



  • Alton Farrel (1879-1934), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ansonia, 1905-06; Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1907-08
  • Thomas F. Farrel Jr., American engineering officer killed in the war, eponym of the USAPRS Thomas F. Farrel, Jr
  • Franklin "Frank" Farrel III (1908-2003), American silver medalist ice hockey player at the 1932 Winter Olympics
  • Kiki Farrel (b. 1986), Indonesian actor
  • Adrian Farrel, British co-founder of Aria Networks Ltd, Chippenham, United Kingdom

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Farrel Historic Events


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Farrel Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Farrel, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Farrel


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Suggested Readings for the name Farrel



  • The Farrall (also Farell) and Frazell (Fraser) Families With Information on the Speck, Young, Alder, Myer, Buck and Knox Families: A History by Arthur William Farrall.

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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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Farrel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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The Farrel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrel 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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