Farrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The saga of the name Farrow follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a shoer of horses, or a farrier. In the Middle Ages, horses were the only alternative to walking as a means of transportation. This made the farrier a very important person; not only did they replace horseshoes, but they also diagnosed any number of ailments of the animals. In short, their job was to keep the horse on the road and in good health. This importance was reflected in the fact that they were often free, instead of being bonded to the land in the way that serfs and peasants were.

Early Origins of the Farrow family

The surname Farrow was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Wortley, a chapelry, in the parish of St. Peter, liberty of the borough of Leeds. "This place, in the Domesday Survey styled Wyrteley, formerly belonged to the Farrars, of Halifax, from whom the manor was purchased in 1766 by the family of the present owner." [1]

Important Dates for the Farrow family

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Farrow Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Farrow were recorded, including Farrar, Farrer, Farror, Farrough, Farrow, Farrowe, Varrow, Varrowe, Varow, Vairow, Varer and many more.

Early Notables of the Farrow family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Farrow family to Ireland

Some of the Farrow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Farrow migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Farrow family emigrate to North America:

Farrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Frances Farrow, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Farrow, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635 [2]
  • Jon Farrow, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • John Farrow, who settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Francis Farrow, aged 16, who landed in Maryland in 1683 [2]
Farrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Farrow, who settled in Maryland in 1742
  • Elizabeth Farrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1783 [2]
Farrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Farrow, who landed in America in 1804 [2]
  • Thomas Farrow, aged 48, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [2]
  • Mr. Farrow, who arrived in America in 1813 [2]
  • Joseph Farrow, who arrived in America in 1819 [2]
  • Mary Farrow, aged 20, who arrived in America in 1822 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Farrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Margaret Ann Farrow, aged 23, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Grace Farrow, aged 21, who arrived in America from Caterham, England, in 1907
  • Harold Barton Farrow, aged 23, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • John Cumnings Farrow, aged 25, who arrived in America from Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, in 1907
  • Alice Farrow, aged 31, who arrived in America from Andover, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Farrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Farrow, aged 22 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Gilmour" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]
Farrow Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Douglas H Farrow, aged 55, who arrived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1914

Farrow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Farrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Farrow, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [4]
  • Edward Farrow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [5]
  • Luke Farrow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [5]
  • Lydia Farrow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [5]
  • Amy Farrow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Farrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Farrow, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. Samuel Farrow, (b. 1814), aged 27, British agricultural labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [6]
  • Mrs. Harriet Farrow, (b. 1813), aged 28, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [6]
  • Mr. George Farrow, (b. 1840), aged 5 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [6]
  • Mr. David Farrow, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Solent" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 30th July 1857 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Farrow (post 1700)

  • Ronan Farrow (b. 1987), American human rights activist, son of Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow
  • John "Jack" Farrow (1853-1914), American Major League Baseball player
  • Ernie Farrow (1928-1969), American jazz multi-instrumentalist
  • Amariah Farrow (b. 1980), American offensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • Stephanie Margarita Farrow (b. 1949), American actress
  • Samuel Farrow (1775-1824), American politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • Jacob "Jake" Farrow (b. 1978), American television writer and actor
  • Margaret Farrow (b. 1934), American politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
  • John Villiers Farrow CBE KGCHS (1904-1963), Australian-born, American Academy Award winning film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Mia Farrow (b. 1945), American actress, winner of numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award and three BAFTA Film Award nominations
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Farrow family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Frederick Farrow, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [8]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Robert Farrow, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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