Faeth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Faeth family

The surname Faeth was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1389 when William Feyth was recorded as a taxpayer.

Early History of the Faeth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faeth research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1616, 1691, 1616, 1656, 1701 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Faeth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Faeth Spelling Variations

Faeth has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Faith, Faithful, Faithfull, Feyth, Feythfull, Feythful, Fathe, Fath and many more.

Early Notables of the Faeth family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Faithorne, the Elder (1616-1691), English engraver and portrait-painter, born in London in 1616. His eldest son, William Faithorne, the Younger (1656-1701?), was a...
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Migration of the Faeth family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Faeths to arrive on North American shores: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.



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