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

Farrell Early Origins



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

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Farrell Spelling Variations


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Farrell Spelling Variations



Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Farrell were found in the archives researched. These included Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

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Farrell Early History


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Farrell Early History



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

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Farrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farrell 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



In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North Ameri ca. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Farrell or a variant listed above, including:

Farrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Simon Farrell, aged 19, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Garrett Farrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Alexander Farrell settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Alexander Farrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Tho Farrell, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Farrell, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Frances Farrell, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Margaret Farrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Marquess Farrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Honour Farrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Farrell, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas Farrell, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Eliz Farrell, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Flizabeth Farrell, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Payton Farrell, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Farrell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richard Farrell, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Farrell, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. William Farrell U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [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

Farrell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel John Farrell, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1807
  • John Farrell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1810
  • Mary Holleran Farrell, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817
  • William Farrell, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Jane Farrell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Farrell, a shoemaker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Michael Farrell, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Bridget Farrell, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • James Farrell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Bridget Farrell, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Farrell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Robert Farrell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • John Farrell, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Mary Farrell, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Patrick Farrell, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrell (post 1700)



  • Sadie Farrell (b. 1869), American criminal, gang leader and river pirate known under the pseudonym Sadie the Goat
  • Robert E. "Bob" Farrell (1927-2015), American motivational speaker, author, and founder of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant in 1963 which by 1975 had 120 locations
  • Major-General Thomas Francis Farrell (1891-1967), American Deputy Supervisor Manhattan Project (1945-1946)
  • Lieutenant-General Francis William Farrell (1900-1981), American Commanding General 7th Army (1959-1960)
  • Patrick Farrell, American reporter who won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography
  • Peter T. Farrell (1900-1992), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1930-36; Member of New York State Senate 3rd District
  • Patrick Joseph Farrell (b. 1861), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont Democratic State Committee, 1892-1902
  • Peter Farrell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1888
  • Peter F. Farrell, American Republican politician, Elected Virginia State House of Delegates 56th District 2011
  • Peter T. Farrell (1900-1992), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1930-36; Member of New York State Senate 3rd District, 1937-43; Resigned 1943; Judge of
  • ... (Another 79 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Farrell Historic Events


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Farrell Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Jonas  Farrell (1853-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries
  • Mrs. Johanna  Farrell (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry William Farrell, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Farrell, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. James "Jim" Farrell (d. 1912), aged 25, Irish Third Class passenger from Killoe, Longford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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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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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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The Farrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrell 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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