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Farren Family History

Farren Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faracháin ‘descendant of Farachán’, a personal name perhaps derived from Ánrothán (see Hanrahan) with the addition of an initial F-.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearáin, from a diminutive of fear ‘man’ or of the personal name Fearadhach (see Ferry).Possibly also English: according to Reaney, a nickname composed of Old English fæger ‘fair’ + hine ‘servant’ or an occupational name from Old English fearr ‘bull’ + hine, i.e. ‘bull keeper’.Possibly also German: from Middle High German var(r)e ‘(young) bull’, ‘steer’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Farren Families

  • Number of Farren families
     55 - 107
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Farren families
     66 - 129
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Farren families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Farren Family Origin

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Farren Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Farren

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Farren Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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