The name Faran is thought to have Norman ancestry. It originates from an ancestor of the family who had grey hair or frequently wore grey clothing. Sources suggest that the term Faran was derived from the old French word ferrant, which means grey. The meaning of Faran is 'grey' and could also mean 'iron.' The name Farint originally appeared in Yorkshire, where Willimas The Conqueror handed them estates and assigned them to the Wardenship of Skipton Castle. Countless spelling variations frequently characterize Norman surnames. There were no established spelling conventions in old or middle English, and the Norman French language brought a foreign flavor to the mix of English dialects. The court languages of French and Latin also had an impact on spelling. Finally, because medieval scribes typically spelled words based on how they sounded, one individual was frequently mentioned using many spellings in various texts. The name has also been spelled as Ferrant, Ferand, Ferrante, and other variations.