Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
- 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’.
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