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Where did the English Furfacks family come from? What is the English Furfacks family crest and coat of arms? When did the Furfacks family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Furfacks family history?
Although the name, Furfacks, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Fairfax, Fairfacks, Farefax, Fearfax, Ferfax, Furfax, Furfacks, Farefacks, Fearfacks and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furfacks research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1490, 1588, 1665, 1597, 1673, 1612, 1671, 1637 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Furfacks History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furfacks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Furfacks family name Furfacks, or who bore a variation of the surname were Lord Fairfax settled in Woodburn Maryland; Nicholas Fairfax settled in Maryland in 1634; William Fairfax (Baron) settled in Virginia in 1626; another William settled in Maryland in 1742.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Je le feray durant ma vie
Motto Translation: I will do it so long as I live.
The Furfacks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furfacks 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.
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