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Fairbrother is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who was referred to as the fair brother. The surname was originally derived from the relationship between two brothers and referred to the brother of a fair person or the better-looking of a pair of brothers. The surname Fairbrother comes from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word faerbeorht which described a brother-in-law to a famous knight or nobleman. In Scotland, "father-brother" is a phrase to designate an uncle. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Fairbrother Early Origins



The surname Fairbrother was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times.

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Fairbrother Spelling Variations


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Fairbrother Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fairbrother were recorded, including Fairbrother, Farbrother, Farebrother, Fairbrodder, Farbrodder and many more.

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Fairbrother Early History


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Fairbrother Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairbrother research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1524 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Fairbrother History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fairbrother Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fairbrother Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fairbrother 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fairbrother family emigrate to North America:

Fairbrother Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nath. Fairbrother settled in Virginia in 1638

Fairbrother Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Fairbrother arrived in Philadelphia in 1746

Fairbrother Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Fairbrother came to Baltimore in 1830
  • Betsey Fairbrother settled in Baltimore in 1830
  • Eliza Elvara Fairbrother arrived in New York in 1837

Fairbrother Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Fairbrother came to Halifax, Nova Scotia sometime between 1852 and 1871

Fairbrother Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Fairbrother, aged 23, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Sophia Eliza Fairbrother, aged 22, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Richard W. Fairbrother arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Mary Fairbrother arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • L. Sophie Fairbrother arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairbrother (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairbrother (post 1700)



  • David Howard Fairbrother, American associate professor of Chemistry at John Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • O. R. Fairbrother, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Clark County, 1944
  • James S. Fairbrother, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1894-95
  • Helen E. Fairbrother, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1960
  • George Washington Fairbrother, American politician, Member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1866
  • Bill Fairbrother, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 2012
  • Ian Fairbrother (b. 1966), retired English football player and manager who played from 1984 to 1997
  • Keith Fairbrother (b. 1944), English former Chairman and rugby union player of Coventry R.F. c., member of the England National Team (1969-1971)
  • Barrie Edward Fairbrother (b. 1950), English footballer
  • Nan Fairbrother (1913-1971), English writer and lecturer on landscape and land use
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fairbrother Historic Events


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Fairbrother Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. W. H. Fairbrother (1882-1917), English Donkeyman aboard the SS Curaca from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

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