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The many generations and branches of the Fayrow family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Fayrow family


The surname Fayrow 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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Early History of the Fayrow family

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Early History of the Fayrow family


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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 Fayrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fayrow Spelling Variations

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Fayrow 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 Fayrow were recorded, including Farrar, Farrer, Farror, Farrough, Farrow, Farrowe, Varrow, Varrowe, Varow, Vairow, Varer and many more.

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Early Notables of the Fayrow family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Fayrow family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fayrow family to Ireland

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Migration of the Fayrow family to Ireland


Some of the Fayrow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fayrow family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Fayrow family to the New World and Oceana


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 Fayrow family emigrate to North America: John Farrar, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Frances Farrow, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Thomas Farrar, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1640.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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