HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Irish surname Furrow is an Anglicization of a few different Gaelic names, such as "Ó Faracháin," "Ó Fearáin," and "Ó Forannáin."

 More

The surname Furrow was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel.

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Furrow family name. Variations found include Fearon, Feron, Feran, Farren and others.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furrow research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Furrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Furrow or a variant listed above, including:

Furrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Furrow, who landed in Maryland in 1657
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Furrow Armorial History With Coat of ArmsFurrow Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Furrow Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageFurrow Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Furrow Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesFurrow Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Furrow Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainFurrow Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Furrow Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugFurrow Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Furrow Armorial History with FrameFurrow Armorial History with Frame
Furrow Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsFurrow Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Furrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furrow 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 27 March 2014 at 08:21.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more