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

Farrelly Early Origins



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

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Farrelly Spelling Variations


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Farrelly Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Farrelly revealed spelling variations, including Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

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Farrelly Early History


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Farrelly Early History



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

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Farrelly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farrelly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farrelly 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Farrelly:

Farrelly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Farrelly, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • Patrick Farrelly, who arrived in Mississippi in 1850
  • Edward Farrelly, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • Ann Farrelly, aged 21, landed in New York in 1854
  • John Farrelly, who landed in Colorado in 1896

Farrelly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Farrelly, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Biddy Farrelly, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Thomas Farrelly, aged 9, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Nancy Farrelly, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mary Farrelly, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrelly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Farrelly, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Catherine Farrelly, aged 14, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Patrick Farrelly, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Mary A. Farrelly, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Martin Farrelly, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrelly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Farrelly, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Thomas Farrelly, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrelly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrelly (post 1700)



  • John Patrick Farrelly (1856-1921), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Alexander Anthony Farrelly (1923-2002), American Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (1987 to 1995)
  • Robert Leo "Bobby" Farrelly Jr. (b. 1958), American film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Peter John Farrelly (b. 1956), American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist
  • Stanley Farrelly, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1964
  • Patrick Farrelly (1770-1826), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1811-12; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1821-26
  • John Wilson Farrelly (1809-1860), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1837; Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1837, 1839-41; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1842-44
  • James T. Farrelly, American politician, Representative from New York 18th District, 1906
  • Hugh P. Farrelly, American Democrat politician, Kansas Democratic State Chair, 1902-04
  • David M. Farrelly (1807-1890), American politician, Delegate to Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention, 1836; Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1847
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Farrelly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrelly 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 8 August 2016 at 08:28.

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