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

McFerrin Early Origins



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

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McFerrin Spelling Variations


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McFerrin Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McFerrin that are preserved in archival documents are Fearon, Feron, Feran, Farren and others.

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McFerrin Early History


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McFerrin Early History



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

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McFerrin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFerrin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McFerrin 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name McFerrin to North America:

McFerrin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Jno. P. McFerrin, aged 49, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQB-MTT : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Jno. P. McFerrin, 04 Jun 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary McFerrin, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQB-MTY : 6 December 2014), Mary McFerrin, 04 Jun 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McFerrin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Patrick McFerrin, aged 23, originally from Antrim, arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Anchoria" from Londonderry, Ireland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFGG-83R : 6 December 2014), Patrick McFerrin, 15 Apr 1902; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFerrin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFerrin (post 1700)



  • Taylor McFerrin, American DJ, music producer, keyboardist and beatboxer, son of Bobby McFerrin
  • Robert McFerrin (1921-2006), American opera singer, the first African-American man to sing at the Metropolitan Opera (the Met), father of Bobby McFerrin
  • Melissa McFerrin, American head basketball coach of the Memphis Tigers women's basketball team
  • John Berry McFerrin (1807-1887), Methodist preacher and chaplain of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Robert Keith "Bobby" McFerrin (b. 1950), American ten-time Grammy Award winning jazz and pop singer

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McFerrin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQB-MTT : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Jno. P. McFerrin, 04 Jun 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQB-MTY : 6 December 2014), Mary McFerrin, 04 Jun 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFGG-83R : 6 December 2014), Patrick McFerrin, 15 Apr 1902; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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The McFerrin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFerrin 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.

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