Fabin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Fabin family
The surname Fabin was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat in the year 1184. Fabianus of Cam held estates in that shire at that time.  The name has two possible origins: from the ancient personal name, the Latin Fabianus;  and from the Latin Fabius, Faba, a bean-the bean-man, so called from his success in cultivating beans. 
Other early records of the family include: Willelmus filius Fabiani, identical with William Fabian in the Curia Regis Rolls of Essex in 1220; and William Fabien from Norfolk, 1231-1253. 
Early History of the Fabin family
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Fabin Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fabin has undergone many spelling variations, including Fabian, Fabyan, Fabien, Fabyn, Fabyen and others.
Early Notables of the Fabin family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Robert Fabyan (died c.1512), a London draper, Sheriff and Alderman, and author of Fabyan's Chronicle. He "came of a respectable family in Essex. We gather from his will that his father's name was John, and his mother's Agnes. It would seem that he followed his father as a clothier in London, where he became a member of the Draper's Company and alderman of the ward of Farringdon Without. In 1493 he held the office of sheriff, and in 1496 was one of a committee appointed to lay before Henry VII the grievances of the London...
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fabin were among those contributors:
Fabin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Fabin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century