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The Ferrel surname comes from the Irish Gaelic name O Fearghail, which means "man of valor."

Ferrel Early Origins



The surname Ferrel was first found in Leinster, where they were found mainly in County Longford.

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Ferrel Spelling Variations


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Ferrel Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Ferrel include Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

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Ferrel Early History


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Ferrel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrel research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1235 and 1248 are included under the topic Early Ferrel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferrel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferrel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ferrel 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



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Ferrel were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists:

Ferrel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Ferrel, aged 27, landed in America in 1821
  • Luis Ferrel, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838
  • Gabriel Ferrel, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrel (post 1700)



  • William Ferrel (1817-1891), American meteorologist
  • Leonardo Ferrel (b. 1924), Bolivian football midfielder

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Suggested Readings for the name Ferrel


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Suggested Readings for the name Ferrel



  • Southwest Virginia Kin: A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Evans, Ferrell, Kelly, Counts, Stinson, and Related Families by Ethel Evans Albert.

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Motto


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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: Cu reabtha
Motto Translation: The rampaging dog.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    7. 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).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The Ferrel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferrel 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 2 April 2015 at 14:00.

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