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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Faint family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Faint surname derives from the Old French word "fin," which could mean "fine," "delicate," "skilled," or even "cunning;" and as such could have been a nickname for a delicate, sensitive, elegant, or clever man.

Faint Early Origins



The surname Faint was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Faint Spelling Variations


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Faint Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fin, Fins, Finn, Finns, Fain, Faint, Fains, Faints, Faind, Fainds, Fein, Feint, Feins, Feints, Feind, Feinds, de Fin, du Fin and many more.

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Faint Early History


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Faint Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faint research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1498, 1525, 1530, 1532, 1555, 1567, 1571, 1611, 1778, and 1837 are included under the topic Early Faint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faint Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faint Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faint 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martha Fin settled in Annapolis in 1729; and Richard Fin settled in Virginia in 1698.

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Faint Historic Events


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Faint Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Norman Kenneth Faint, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was wounded and evacuated

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Faint Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Faint Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faint 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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