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Pharr is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who was described as being fierce or lusty. The surname is derived from the Old English word farr, which meant bull.

Pharr Early Origins



The surname Pharr was first found in Yorkshire. While most researchers believe that the name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, we must not dismiss the possible Norman origin. For example, Radulphus Fere of Nomandy was listed there in 1180 and 1195 and the Rotuli Hundredorum ( Hundred Rolls) c. 1272 list Walter Fere of England. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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Pharr Spelling Variations


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Pharr Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pharr were recorded, including Farr, Farre and others.

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Pharr Early History


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Pharr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pharr research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1381 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Pharr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pharr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pharr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pharr In Ireland


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Pharr In Ireland



Some of the Pharr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Pharr family emigrate to North America: Barnabas Farr who settled in New England in 1620; Edward Farr settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Elias Farr settled in West New Jersey in 1664; Mary Farr settled in Virginia in 1650.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pharr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pharr (post 1700)



  • Suzanne Pharr, American organizer, political strategist, and author
  • Susan J. Pharr (b. 1944), American academic in the field of political science
  • Ralph Pharr, American politician, Circuit Judge in Georgia Atlanta Circuit, 1953
  • Kellie Pharr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Henry Neal Pharr (b. 1865), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1903-04, 1907-12, 1913-14 (25th District 1903-04, 1907-12, 24th District 1913-14)
  • E. W. Pharr, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Mecklenburg County, 1921-22
  • Doug Pharr, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Betty Pharr, American politician, Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 2000

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Pharr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pharr 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 16 March 2016 at 14:08.

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