Phares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Phares family

The surname Phares was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Phares family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phares research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 170 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Phares History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Phares Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veirs, Vers, Veires, Fers, Fehrs, Feirs, Vehrs, Viers, Veirz, Feirz, Verz, Vair, Vairs, Veurs, Vayers, Vayres, Feuers, Veirz, Veurz and many more.

Early Notables of the Phares family (pre 1700)

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United States Phares migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Phares Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Lydia Phares, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Lydia Phares, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [1]
Phares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Phares Jr. settled in Cincinnati in 1825
  • Julia Phares, who settled in Kansas in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Phares (post 1700) +

  • Greg Donald Phares (b. 1956), American police officer, sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
  • William M. Phares, American politician, Postmaster at Leadsville, Virginia, 1842-47, 1851-55, 1862-83 [2]
  • William Forest Phares (b. 1886), American Republican politician,Member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1914-26; Missouri Republican State Chair, 1924-26, 1948 [2]
  • Robert A. Phares, American politician, Mayor of North Platte, Nebraska, 1970 [2]
  • Johnson W. Phares, American politician, Postmaster at Leadsville, Virginia, 1855-62 [2]
  • Jesse Franklin Phares, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Randolph County, 1865-66 [2]
  • Jesse Phares, American politician, Postmaster at Leadsville, Virginia, 1839-42 [2]
  • George Phares, American Democrat politician, Chair of Randolph County Democratic Party, 1969-70, 1975 [2]
  • Dewey P. Phares, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952 [2]
  • Corbet A. Phares, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 25th District, 1974 [2]
  • ... (Another 1 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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