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Fairlie Early Origins



The surname Fairlie was first found in North Ayrshire at Fairlie, a village on the eastern shore of the Firth of Clyde and looks across to the Isle of Arran and the Cumbraes. The Norman knight Sir Richard de Morville was appointed by King David I of Scotland (1084-1153) to hold land in Scotland. He became High Constable of Scotland and Lord of Cunninghame, Largs and Lauderdale. This land was later subdivided and by the 13th century, the land of Fairlie was held by the de Ros (or Ross) family of Tarbert.

One of the sons of the Ross family who built the Castle and adopted the name Fairlie. Fairlie Castle which survived until the 1840s is now in ruins. It lies in Fairlie Glen near the town of Fairlie in the old Barony of Fairlie, Parish of Largs, North Ayrshire. One source claims that Sir Robert Fairlie of that Ilk built the present castle in 1521. By design, it was a tower castle without a motte or a bailey and had four storeys. The walls were about 1.6m (5.25 feet) thick.

One of the first records of the name was William de Fairlie who was granted a pardon by Edward III at Berwick in 1335 "for all the crimes committed by him in the war with England." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Another author states "It is rather remarkable that so few notices of this family are to be found, and that such as exist are of such a disconnected and fragmentary nature."


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Fairlie Spelling Variations


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Fairlie Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Fairlie occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Fairley, Fairlie, Fayrle, Farle, Farnley, Farnlie, Farnly, Ferle, Ffarly, Farnlye, Farinley, Farinle, Farinlee, Farinlea, Farinleigh, Farnleigh, Fairleigh, Fayrleigh, Fairie, Fairy, Farie and many more.

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Fairlie Early History


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Fairlie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairlie research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1329, 1342 and 1335 are included under the topic Early Fairlie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fairlie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fairlie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fairlie 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Fairlie, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Fairlie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Fairlie, who arrived in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772
  • John Fairlie, who arrived in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772
  • Alexander Fairlie, who landed in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772
  • Archibald Fairlie, who landed in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772
  • Robert Fairlie, who landed in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772

Fairlie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Fairlie, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Jane Fairlie, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Fairlie, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848

Fairlie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Simon Fairlie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • James Fairlie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Siam" in 1841 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIAM 1841 - Captain Salmon. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Siam.gif

Fairlie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Fairlie, aged 28, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Janet Fairlie, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Agnes Fairlie, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Robert Fairlie, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairlie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairlie (post 1700)



  • John Archibald Fairlie (1872-1947), Scottish-born, American political scientist
  • Margaret Fairlie (1891-1963), Scottish academic and gynaecologist, Scotland's First Female Professor in 1936
  • James "Jamie" Fairlie (b. 1957), former Scottish footballer
  • Andrew Fairlie, Scottish chef and founder of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie in Perthshire
  • Andrew Fairlie (b. 1963), Scottish actor from Broxburn, West Lothian
  • Robert Francis Fairlie (b. 1831), Scottish railway engineer, best known for inventing the Fairlie double-bogie articulated locomotive in 1864
  • Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie FRSE FRIAS FRIBA RSA (1883-1952), Scottish architect, Commissioner of RCAHMS and on the Ancient Monuments Board for Scotland
  • Henry Jones Fairlie (1924-1990), British political journalist and social critic, best known for his book The Kennedy Promise
  • Francis Gerard Luis Fairlie (1899-1983), English author and scriptwriter, best known for his Bulldog Drummond series
  • Kristin Fairlie (b. 1985), Canadian Young Artist Award winning actress
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fairlie Historic Events


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Fairlie Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Percy W Fairlie (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Deptford, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Paratus sum
Motto Translation: I am prepared.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIAM 1841 - Captain Salmon. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Siam.gif

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. 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).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  11. ...

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