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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.

Farrow Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Farrow Spelling Variations


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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.

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Farrow Early History


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Farrow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farrow research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1402, 1754, 1691, 1689, 1691, 1652 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Farrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Farrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farrow In Ireland


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Farrow In Ireland



Some of the Farrow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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



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 settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Farrow, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Jon Farrow, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John Farrow settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Francis Farrow, aged 16, landed in Maryland in 1683

Farrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Farrow settled in Maryland in 1742
  • Elizabeth Farrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1783

Farrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Farrow, who landed in America in 1804
  • Thomas Farrow, aged 48, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Mr. Farrow, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Joseph Farrow, who arrived in America in 1819
  • Mary Farrow, aged 20, arrived in America in 1822
  • ... (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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Farrow, aged 22 who emigrated 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Farrow Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Douglas H Farrow, aged 55, who arrived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1914

Farrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Farrow arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Edward Farrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Luke Farrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Lydia Farrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Amy Farrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Farrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Farrow landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Samuel Farrow, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Harriett Farrow, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Edward Farrow, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Jane Farrow, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farrow (post 1700)


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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
  • Brad Farrow, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Farrow Historic Events


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Farrow Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Farrow, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Farrow, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Farrow


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Suggested Readings for the name Farrow



  • A Genealogical History of the Farrow, Waters, and Related Families, With Personality Profiles and Brief Sketches of the Times and Experiences of Two Pioneer Virginia, South Carolina, and Mississippi Families by Audrey Doris Goolsby Farrow.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Farrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farrow 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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