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The distinguished surname Fabian originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Fabian came from the Latin name "faba."

Fabian Early Origins




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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fabian Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert Fabian, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • Simon Fabian who arrived in Virginia in 1668
  • Symon Fabian, who landed in Virginia in 1668

Fabian Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Fabian, aged 30, arrived in America in 1732
  • Joseph Fabian, who landed in Montgomery, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • MIchel Fabian who settled in Pennsylvania in 1751

Fabian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julian Fabian, aged 53, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • John Fabian, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1838
  • M Fabian, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Nikl Fabian, aged 31, landed in America in 1853
  • Ad Fabian, aged 9, arrived in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fabian Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Fabian arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • William Fabian arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Elizabeth Fabian arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fabian (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fabian (post 1700)



  • Ava Fabian (b. 1962), American model and actress
  • Patrick Fabian (b. 1964), American actor, best known for his role in the 2010 horror film The Last Exorcism
  • John McCreary Fabian (b. 1939), American Air Force officer, former NASA Astronaut with over 316 hours in space
  • Joseph E. Fabian, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912, 1916, 1920
  • Harold Pegram Fabian (1885-1975), American Republican politician,Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1920, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee); Member of Republican National Committee from Utah, 1928-32
  • Lydia Dunham Fabian, American painter
  • Olga Fabian (b. 1945), American Broadway actress in New York
  • Marco Jhonfai FabiŠn de la Mora (b. 1989), Mexican professional footballer
  • Dusan Fabian (b. 1975), Slovak horror and dark fantasy writer
  • Andrew Christopher Fabian OBE, FRS (b. 1948), British astronomer and astrophysicist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Fabian


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Suggested Readings for the name Fabian



  • Faubion (also Fabian) and Allied Families by Ann Faubion Armstrong.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm

Other References

  1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  8. BascapŤ, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  11. ...

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