The surname ‘Farr’ is of English, and Scottish origin. It is derived from the nickname for a ‘fierce’ or ‘lusty’ man. It is also a metonymic occupational name for oxherd. From the Middle English word ‘farre’, meaning ‘bull’, (Old English word ‘fearr’). Public and Civil registry archive’s have been unable to determine when the surname ‘Farr’ and or it’s variant’s, date back to. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that one of the originall forefather’s of this surname was a certain ‘Edward Farr’, from the city of London, England, a weaver by trade, He emigrated to North America in 1774, aged eighteen, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Carolina’ on the twelfth of December, arriving in Virginia on the nineteenth of the same, where he served as an indentured servant. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, high unemplo…
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