Fake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Fake is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Fazakerley, a place in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Fake family

The surname Fake was first found in Lancashire at Fazakerley a township, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 or so miles from Liverpool, The township comprises 1565 acres, all are arable as noted in 1321, Fazakerley was described as: the country is extremely flat and treeless, with nothing to recommend it to the passer-by, for it seems to be a district of straight lines, devoid of any beauty. "This place was long the residence of an ancient family of the same name, of whom Richard Fazakerley was living in the reign of Henry III.; they intermarried with the families of Walton of Walton, Blundell of Crosby, and Pemberton." [1] Some of the family held estates at early times at Walton-On-The-Hill. "In the reign of Henry IV. the Fazakerleys acquired the third part of Walton, including Spellawe or Spellow House, by marriage with an heiress of the Waltons; this estate was held by the late Colonel Fazakerley, and was sold by his family to the Earl of Derby." [1]

Important Dates for the Fake family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fake research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1394 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Fake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fake Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fake were recorded, including Fazackerley, Fazakerley and others.

Early Notables of the Fake family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fake migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fake family emigrate to North America:

Fake Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anna VonBayern Fake, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1649 [2]
  • John Fake, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [2]
Fake Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Fake, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
Fake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Fake, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
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