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O'Faragher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the O'Faragher family

The surname O'Faragher 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.

Early History of the O'Faragher family

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O'Faragher Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the O'Faragher family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Faragher, Faraugher, Fraher, Farraher and others.

Migration of the O'Faragher family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name O'Faragher: Patrick Faragher who settled in Philadelphia in 1880; John Farrahoe settled in Virginia in 1625.

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