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. [1] The name has two possible origins: from the ancient personal name, the Latin Fabianus; [2] and from the Latin Fabius, Faba, a bean-the bean-man, so called from his success in cultivating beans. [3]

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. [1]

Early History of the Fabin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fabin research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1553, 1593, 1582, 1526, 1506, 1512, 1493, 1496, 1498 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Fabin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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...
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United States Fabin migration to the United States +

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
  • Elizabeth Fabin, aged 16, who landed in New England in 1635 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Fabin, (b. 1619), aged 16, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Elizabeth and Anne" arriving in Massachusetts Bay (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire) in 1635 [5]
  • Tho Fabin, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [4]
Fabin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paulus Fabin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [4]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's retrieved 24th September 2021. (Retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)


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