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Farron is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Farimond. The surname Farron originally derived from the Old French word Ferrant which meant iron-grey. The surname Farron 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.

Farron Early Origins



The surname Farron 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.

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Farron Spelling Variations


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Farron Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Farron have been found, including Farrant, Farrand, Farrin, Farrent, Farren and others.

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Farron Early History


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Farron Early History



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

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Farron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farron Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Farron In Ireland


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Farron In Ireland



Some of the Farron 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Farron, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Farron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel] Farron, aged 30, arrived in Barbados in 1635

Farron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Farron, who landed in America in 1804
  • John Farron, who arrived in America in 1811

Farron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • I. Farron arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • John Farron, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851

Farron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Farron landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farron (post 1700)



  • Thomas H. Farron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864

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Farron Historic Events


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Farron Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Johanna  Farron (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Farron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farron 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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