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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. FAR-NAN
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 3/2/2016
Meaning & History
Irish shortened Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Farannáin
‘descendant of Forannán
’, a personal name possibly based on forrán
‘attack’. The family bearing this name was connected with the church of Ardstraw in Ulster.