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Varran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Varran surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the given name Farimond. The surname Varran originally derived from the Old French word Ferrant which meant iron-grey. The surname Varran was later adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Varran family


The surname Varran was first found in the eastern counties of Norfolk, Cambridge and Oxfordshire and it is from this latter shire that we found the first record of the name: Henry Ferant who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Walter Ferrant was listed in the same census but was found in Cambridge. Finally, the same source lists Benedict Feraunt in Norfolk.

Early History of the Varran family


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Varran Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Varran are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Varran include: Farrant, Farrand, Farrin, Farrent, Farren and others.

Early Notables of the Varran family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Varran family to Ireland


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Migration of the Varran family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Varran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Varran, (b. 1838), aged 39, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Corona" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd July 1877 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Varran, (b. 1839), aged 38, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Corona" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd July 1877 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Miss Ann Varran, (b. 1859), aged 18, Cornish cotton Spinner travelling aboard the ship "Corona" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd July 1877 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Miss Mary E. Varran, (b. 1868), aged 9, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Corona" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd July 1877 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Miss Sarah Varran, (b. 1870), aged 7, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Corona" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd July 1877 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
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  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf

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