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

McFerron Early Origins



The surname McFerron 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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McFerron Spelling Variations


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McFerron Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name McFerron revealed many variations, including Fearon, Feron, Feran, Farren and others.

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McFerron Early History


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McFerron Early History



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

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McFerron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McFerron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McFerron 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the McFerron family relocated to North American shores quite early:

McFerron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McFerron, who landed in America in 1795
  • Joseph McFerron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795
  • David McFerron, who landed in America in 1795

McFerron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William McFerron, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812
  • James McFerron, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

McFerron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate McFerron, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Dingle, in 1906
  • Francis McFerron, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Dingle, in 1906
  • John McFerron, aged 56, who landed in America from Paterson, N.Y., in 1920
  • Sara McFerron, aged 50, who emigrated to Paterson, N.Y., in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name McFerron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McFerron (post 1700)



  • Mike McFerron, American composer, professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University
  • Joseph McFerron, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention from Cape Girardeu County, 1820

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    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. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The McFerron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McFerron 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 21 October 2015 at 11:24.

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