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Origin of Farrar

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Origin of Farrar, Meaning of Farrar

Origin: The name Farrar comes from the Latin word, Ferrum, meaning iron. The name was carried into France by the Romans and from there to England, where a man who put iron shoes on horses was known as a Ferrier, or blacksmith. condensed from 'Some American Farrars' by C.L
Surnames: Farr, Farra, Farrar, Farroh, Farrow, Ferrer
Submitted by: Diane Farrar
Origin of Farrar, Meaning of Farrar

Origin: The name comes from the British word farrier which means blacksmith or a veterinarian that practices without full qualification.
Surnames: Farrar
Submitted by: Martha Farrar
Origin of Farrar, Meaning of Farrar

Origin: the surname farrar is derived via latin from the norman french ferrer or ferrier later farrier originally meaning iron worker.after the norman conquest of england in 1066 the language of the new rulers was french.horses were the preserve of the rich and powerful,so craftsmen who made and fitted horseshoes were known by the french term.basically the name farrar is an upmarket version of the name smith.in england the area with the most farrars is yorkshire and most coats of arms for families named farrar feature horse shoes.
Surnames: farrar
Submitted by: scott farrar

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