Fairclough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Fairclough family

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

Important Dates for the Fairclough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairclough research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1594, 1677, 1621 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Fairclough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fairclough Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fairclough family (pre 1700)

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Fairclough migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fairclough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Margery and Margret Fairclough, who settled in Virginia in 1699

Fairclough migration to Australia

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

Fairclough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Myrven Fairclough, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance" [1]
  • Thomas Fairclough, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [2]

Fairclough migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fairclough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Fairclough, aged 32, a railway labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fairclough (post 1700)

  • Anna Fairclough (b. 1957), birth name Anna MacKinnon, American politician, Member of the Alaska House of Representatives (2013-)
  • Adam Fairclough (b. 1952), British historian of the United States, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor of American History at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands
  • Mr. David Fairclough O.B.E.,, British Assistant Director for Immigration Enforcement for the Home Office, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Law Enforcement and to Tackling Organised Crime in the UK and Overseas [4]
  • Percy Fairclough (1858-1947), English amateur footballer who made one appearance for England in 1878
  • Paul Fairclough (b. 1950), English current manager of the England C national football team
  • Norman Fairclough (b. 1941), British emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Lancaster University
  • Michael Joseph "Mick" Fairclough (b. 1952), former Irish professional footballer
  • Lora Diane Fairclough (b. 1970), English LPGA professional golfer
  • Leslie "Les" Stuart Fairclough (1902-1951), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s
  • Leonard Fairclough (1853-1927), English stonemason, founder of Leonard Fairclough & Son in 1883 which later merged to become Amec Foster Wheeler plc, one of United Kingdom's largest engineering businesses with 40,000 employees
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Fairclough family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Robert Fairclough, English Donkey man from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [5]

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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