Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: from an Old Norse personal name,
Farmaðr, denoting a seafarer or traveling merchant.
- English: occupational name for a peddler or itinerant merchant,
Middle English far(e)man, from an Old Norse word meaning
‘traveling man’ (see 1).
- Muslim: from the Arabic personal
name based on faraman ‘command’, ‘order’, ‘decree’. It is also
found in compound names such as Faraman-ullah ‘order of Allah’.
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