The surname Farrow is of early Medieval English and French origin, and is an occupational surname for a smith or a worker in iron. The name derives from the Middle English and Old French terms "ferreor, ferour", smith, derivatives of "fer", iron, from the Latin "ferrum".
As the foregoing suggests, the modern surname is still found most frequently in Yorkshire. There are a wide variety of different forms of the name today: Farrar, Farrer, Farrah, Farra, Farrey, Farrow, Faro, Pharaoh, Pharo, Pharro, Pharrow, Varah, Varey, Varrow and Vairow.
July 25, 1965: The Farrar’s Family Reunion
Held at the Home of John Amos and Necie Charlotte (Davis) Farrow in Roduco, North Carolina
The family reunion of Sam Farrar of Mecklynburg County, Virginia. The son of the late Ben and Phibbie Farrar.
Sam Farrar was married to Joanna Gatling in August, 1886, the daughter of Stephine and Caroline Gatling. To this union (12) children were born. This family has gathered together on many occasions, but never for such a festive occasion as a family reunion. It stands out among the other many gatherings since this is the first family reunion of its kind. It shall be a long remembered and cherished occasion to the members of the family and others attending. What is a family? It is the beginning of a World, a nation, or a church. As we look in the faces of you at this gathering and think of the source from whence we came; the above named persons we see them yet representing a family.
The family that was ordained of God that children might be trained up for Him. It was before the church or rather the first form of church on Earth. This is the idea of a family.
Gift of life, for allowing us to live, we pray
For thy guidance so that we may be true
Witnesses of thy redeeming love, with
Appreciation and praise, we pray in the name
Of thy Son, who taught us to pray, Our Father
Who Art in Heaven (In Unison) A------Men.
As to date (5) generations live (and 5 generations present of the late Ben and Phibbie Farrar.
The descendants of the late Sam and Joanna Farrar are indeed grateful for their many relatives and friends who attended this reunion.
As Transcribed from the original document