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Farrell Name History

Farrell Coat of Arms

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Farrell is a surname from the Irish Farrell clan (Irish: Uí Fhearghail) meaning "descendant of Fearghal."

Variant spellings of the Irish surname Farrell include Ferrell, Farrelly, Frahill, and many more. The Farrell name is commonly found in the Irish county of Longford.

More about the Farrell family crest and surname

We can offer more information about the Farrell family name and crest with two heirloom-quality gifts. Click on the links to see and shop for framed Farrell name histories and coat of arms.

We carry many other products, including clothing, glassware, flags and more, all of which can be personalized with the Farrell coat of arms and name. Our Irish Coat of Arms page has gift ideas for Farrells and other Irish families.

A Farrell's Pub in Ireland?

There is at least one Farrell's Pub in Ireland, and you can find it in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. If you can't visit in person, our personalized Farrell pub gifts are the next best thing!

Notable people named Farrell

In music and ballet:

  • Angela Farrell, Irish singer
  • Bernadette Farrell, English composer, hymnwriter
  • Ciarán Farrell, Irish composer
  • Bobby Farrell (1949–-2010), Dutch DJ
  • Dave Farrell, bassist (Linkin Park)
  • Eileen Farrell, American opera and concert singer soprano
  • Gail Farrell, American singer/songwriter
  • Joe Farrell, jazz saxophonist and flautist
  • Perry Farrell, American musician
  • Suzanne Farrell, American ballerina

In sports:

  • Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and rugby union player
  • Craig Farrell (footballer), English footballer
  • Damien Farrell, Antiguan and Barbudan footballer
  • Dessie Farrell, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Frank J. Farrell, co-owner of the New York Yankees
  • Frank Farrell (rugby league), Australian rugby league footballer and policeman
  • Greg Farrell, Scottish footballer
  • John Farrell (speed skating), American speed skater
  • Johnny Farrell, American professional golfer
  • Kerby Farrell, American baseball player
  • Renita Farrell, Australian field hockey player
  • Turk Farrell, American baseball player

In literature:

  • Brian Farrell, Irish author, journalist, academic & broadcaster
  • Henry Farrell, the author of the Hollywood horror novel What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • J. G. Farrell (1935–-1979), Irish writer
  • John Farrell, American poet
  • James T. Farrell, American novelist
  • Warren Farrell, American writer

In television and film:

  • Mark Farrell, Canadian comedian and writer
  • Charles Farrell (1901–-1990), American actor
  • Colin Farrell, Irish actor
  • Glenda Farrell, American actress
  • Judy Farrell, American actress
  • Mike Farrell, American actor
  • Nicholas Farrell, British actor
  • Paul Farrell (1893-–1975), Irish actor
  • Stephen Farrell, journalist
  • Terry Farrell, American actress and fashion model
  • Timothy Farrell, American actor

In fiction:

  • Caroline Farrell, the original name of "Echo," the protagonist of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse TV series
  • Jamey Farrell, fictional character
  • Kat Farrell, fictional character existing in Marvel Comics' Marvel Universe
  • Rosa Farrell, fictional character

In military:

  • Edelmiro Julián Farrell, Argentine soldier
  • John Farrell, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Luis Farell, Mexican Air Force Combat Pilot

In politics:

  • Craig Farrell (politician), member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
  • Edelmiro Julián Farrell, President of Argentina (1944-–1946)
  • Henry Farrell (political scientist), political scientist at George Washington University
  • Peggy Farrell, Irish politician
  • Robert C. Farrell, member of the Los Angeles City Council from 1974 until 1991
  • Willie Farrell (1928-–2010), Irish politician

In other fields:

  • Brian D. Farrell, bioinformaticist and museum curator
  • Lennox Farrell, head of the Caribbean Cultural Committee
  • Scott Ferrall, American radio host
  • Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003
  • Terry Farrell (architect), leading English architect
  • Thomas Farrell (general), the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Field Operations of the Manhattan Engineer District
  • Mairéad Farrell (1957-–1988), PIRA volunteer
  • William Farrell (architect) (died 1851), Irish architect

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