Farren Family History
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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