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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


Similar surnames: Warren, Karren, Ferren, Farrell, Farmer, Barre, Morren, Carden

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Farren Family Origin

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Farren Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Spinner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carman

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Farren family was Carman. The most common Farren occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Farren's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Cotton Spinner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Farren.

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