Faber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Italian surname Faber is derived from the Latin word "faber," meaning "craftsman," and as such, it was likely an occupational name first born by someone who was an iron worker, or some kind of craftsman.

Early Origins of the Faber family

The surname Faber was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Early History of the Faber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faber research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1400, 1441, 1502, 1489, 1360, 1544, 1618, 1618, 1700, 1697, 1760 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Faber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Faber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fabbri, Fabbro, Fabbris, Fabri, Fabro, Fabrey, Fabre, Fabris, Faber, Favro, Faveri, Favero, Favaro, Frau, Fabretto, Favret, Favarin, Fabbrini, Fabbrin, Fabbrucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Faber family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Martinus Fabri (died 1400), North Netherlandish composer of the late 14th century, known to be a singer; Felix Fabri (1441-1502), was a Dominican theologian, in 1489 authored a book on the history of Swabia, entitled Historia Suevorum; Gentile da Fabriano, a painter known as the first great master of the Umbrian school, born in Rome in 1360, and did works for the Malatesta family in Brescia; Salvator Fabris (1544-1618) an...
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United States Faber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Faber, who settled in New England in 1635
  • Joseph Faber, aged 26, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • George Faber, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639 [1]
Faber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tanaquill Faber, who landed in Virginia in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Faber, who settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1712
  • Michael Faber, aged 35, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Sarah Faber, aged 33, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Frantz Nicklaus Faber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
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Faber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jak Fried Faber, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • Christain H Faber, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807 [1]
  • Mathew Frederick Charles Faber, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808 [1]
  • Mathew C Faber, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1811 [1]
  • Philip Angus Faber, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812 [1]
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Faber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Corneluis Faber, who arrived in New York, NY in 1900 [1]
  • Cornelius Faber, who landed in Colorado in 1907 [1]

Australia Faber migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Faber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • M. Faber, aged 40, a matron, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Faber (post 1700) +

  • Matthew Faber (1973-2020), American actor best known for his roles in Welcome to the Dollhouse, Natural Born Killers, Law & Order and Palindromes
  • Urban Clarence "Red" Faber (1888-1976), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1914 until 1933
  • Red Faber (1888-1976), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Peter Faber, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924, 1928 [3]
  • Paul Faber, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1869-70 [3]
  • Patrick Faber, American Republican politician, Candidate for Montana State Senate 40th District, 2010 [3]
  • Leander B. Faber (b. 1867), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1920-37 [3]
  • Joshua Faber, American Republican politician, Chair of Thomas County Republican Party, 2011 [3]
  • John Faber, American Republican politician, Chair of Rawlins County Republican Party, 2011 [3]
  • Hiram Oliver Faber (1878-1961), American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1931 [3]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MACEDON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/macedon1853.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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