The name Farrs comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was described as being fierce or lusty. The surname is derived from the Old English word farr,
which meant bull.
Early Origins of the Farrs family
The surname Farrs was first found in Yorkshire
. While most researchers believe that the name is Anglo-Saxon
in origin, we must not dismiss the possible Norman origin. For example, Radulphus Fere of Nomandy was listed there in 1180 and 1195 and the Rotuli Hundredorum
Rolls) c. 1272 list Walter Fere of England
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Farrs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farrs research.Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1381 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Farrs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Farrs Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Farrs has undergone many spelling variations
, including Farr, Farre and others.
Early Notables of the Farrs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farrs family to Ireland
Some of the Farrs family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farrs family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Farrs were among those contributors: Barnabas Farr who settled in New England
in 1620; Edward Farr settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Elias Farr settled in West New Jersey in 1664; Mary Farr settled in Virginia in 1650.