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The original Gaelic form of Fraher was O Fearchair, derived from the word "fearchar," which means "man deer."

Early Origins of the Fraher family


The surname Fraher was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Fraher family

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Early History of the Fraher family


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Fraher Spelling Variations

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Fraher Spelling Variations


Many spelling variations of the surname Fraher can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Faragher, Faraugher, Fraher, Farraher and others.

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Migration of the Fraher family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Fraher family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fraher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Mary Fraher, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Virginias" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]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. 29)

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  1. ^ 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. 29)

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