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Farry Early Origins



The surname Farry was first found in North Ayrshire at Fairlie, a village on the eastern shore of the Firth of Clyde and looks across to the Isle of Arran and the Cumbraes. The Norman knight Sir Richard de Morville was appointed by King David I of Scotland (1084-1153) to hold land in Scotland. He became High Constable of Scotland and Lord of Cunninghame, Largs and Lauderdale. This land was later subdivided and by the 13th century, the land of Fairlie was held by the de Ros (or Ross) family of Tarbert.

One of the sons of the Ross family who built the Castle and adopted the name Fairlie. Fairlie Castle which survived until the 1840s is now in ruins. It lies in Fairlie Glen near the town of Fairlie in the old Barony of Fairlie, Parish of Largs, North Ayrshire. One source claims that Sir Robert Fairlie of that Ilk built the present castle in 1521. By design, it was a tower castle without a motte or a bailey and had four storeys. The walls were about 1.6m (5.25 feet) thick.

One of the first records of the name was William de Fairlie who was granted a pardon by Edward III at Berwick in 1335 "for all the crimes committed by him in the war with England." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Another author states "It is rather remarkable that so few notices of this family are to be found, and that such as exist are of such a disconnected and fragmentary nature."


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Farry Spelling Variations


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Farry Spelling Variations



The name Farry, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Fairley, Fairlie, Fayrle, Farle, Farnley, Farnlie, Farnly, Ferle, Ffarly, Farnlye, Farinley, Farinle, Farinlee, Farinlea, Farinleigh, Farnleigh, Fairleigh, Fayrleigh, Fairie, Fairy, Farie and many more.

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Farry Early History


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Farry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Farry research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1329, 1342 and 1335 are included under the topic Early Farry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Farry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Farry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Farry Notables 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



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Farry family, or who bore a variation of the surname Farry were

Farry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Farry, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700

Farry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Farry, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Sligo, in 1898

Farry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ethel Farry, aged 1, who landed in America from Towyn, in 1904
  • Anne Farry, aged 60, who landed in America from Mulrany, in 1905
  • Horah J. Farry, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Joppa, Scotland, in 1911
  • James Farry, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1923
  • John Farry, aged 51, who settled in America, in 1923

Farry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bird. Farry, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland

Farry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Farry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Farry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Farry (post 1700)



  • Frank Farry, American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Jim Farry (1954-2010), Scottish chief executive of the Scottish Football Association (1990 to 1999)
  • Stephen Farry (b. 1971), Northern Irish politician
  • Marc-Antoine Farry (b. 1959), French professional PGA golfer
  • John Farry (b. 1959), Irish singer and songwriter
  • Eithne Farry, British editor and book reviewer

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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: Paratus sum
Motto Translation: I am prepared.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Farry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Farry 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.

This page was last modified on 29 June 2016 at 11:44.

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