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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Faber family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Faber is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a craftsman or artisan. The name Faber is derived from the Latin word "faber," which means "ingenious" or "skillful" and refers to a master craftsman.

Faber Early Origins



The surname Faber was first found in Bavaria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Faber Spelling Variations


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Faber Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Faber include Faber, Fabert, Fabers, Faeber, Fabricius (Latin) and others.

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Faber Early History


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Faber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faber research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1652, 1715, 1745, 1757, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Faber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Faber or a variant listed above:

Faber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Faber came to New England in 1635
  • Joseph Faber, aged 26, landed in New England in 1635
  • George Faber, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639

Faber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tanaquill Faber, who landed in Virginia in 1709
  • Hans Faber, who came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1712
  • Michael Faber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Sarah Faber, aged 33, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Frantz Nicklaus Faber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Faber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jak Fried Faber, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Christain H Faber, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • Mathew Frederick Charles Faber, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808
  • Mathew C Faber, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1811
  • Philip Angus Faber, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Faber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Corneluis Faber, who arrived in New York, NY in 1900
  • Cornelius Faber, who landed in Colorado in 1907

Faber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • M. Faber, aged 40, a matron, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Faber (post 1700)



  • Peter Faber, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924, 1928
  • Paul Faber, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1869-70
  • Patrick Faber, American Republican politician, Candidate for Montana State Senate 40th District, 2010
  • Leander B. Faber (b. 1867), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1920-37
  • Joshua Faber, American Republican politician, Chair of Thomas County Republican Party, 2011
  • John Faber, American Republican politician, Chair of Rawlins County Republican Party, 2011
  • Hiram Oliver Faber (1878-1961), American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1931
  • David A. Faber, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1982-86
  • Albert J. Faber, American Republican politician, Mayor of Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1953-54; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • Robert G. Faber (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Faber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faber 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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