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Where did the Scottish Faircloth family come from? What is the Scottish Faircloth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Faircloth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Faircloth family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairclough, Faircloth, Faircliff, Faircluff and others.

First found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faircloth research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1594, 1677, 1621 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Faircloth History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faircloth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faircloth Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Faircloth settled in Barbados in 1717

Faircloth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Faircloth settled in Pennsylvania in 1868
  • F. N. Faircloth, aged 52, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Frederick M. Faircloth, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1896

Faircloth Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Lucy Faircloth, aged 28, who settled in America from Kent, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Geo. Faircloth, aged 24, who settled in America from Sidcup, England, in 1910
  • Alfred George Faircloth, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
  • Bertha Faircloth, aged 62, who landed in America from Sidcup, England, in 1920
  • R. K. Faircloth, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1920


  • Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth (b. 1928), former Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Sean Faircloth (b. 1960), American attorney and politician from Maine
  • Earl Faircloth (1920-1995), former Florida Attorney General and State Representative
  • James Lamar "Rags" Faircloth (1892-1953), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William Turner Faircloth (d. 1900), American Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1895 to 1900


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  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Faircloth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faircloth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 19 December 2013 at 12:18.

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