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Farrelly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Farrelly family


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

Early History of the Farrelly family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Farrelly family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Farrelly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Farrelly family to the New World and Oceana


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, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Patrick Farrelly, who arrived in Mississippi in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Farrelly, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann Farrelly, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Farrelly, who landed in Colorado in 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Farrelly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Farrelly, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Biddy Farrelly, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Thomas Farrelly, aged 9, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Nancy Farrelly, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mary Farrelly, aged 3, who 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, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Catherine Farrelly, aged 14, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Patrick Farrelly, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Mary A. Farrelly, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Martin Farrelly, aged 24, a labourer, who 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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Thomas Farrelly, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Patrick Farrelly (1770-1826), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1811-12; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1821-26 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James T. Farrelly, American politician, Representative from New York 18th District, 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh P. Farrelly, American Democrat politician, Kansas Democratic State Chair, 1902-04 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David M. Farrelly (1807-1890), American politician, Delegate to Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention, 1836; Burgess of Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Farrelly 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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