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The Anglo-Saxon name Fairman comes from the given names Firmin, Farman or Ferman.

Fairman Early Origins



The surname Fairman was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Gateforth, which at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 was known as Gereford, and granted by the King to Ilbert de Lacy. They held a family seat in this ancient village from very early times, which consisted at that time of a church and a few houses, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Fairman Spelling Variations


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Fairman 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 Fairman were recorded, including Fireman, Fermin, Firmin, Firmins, Firman, Virman and many more.

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Fairman Early History


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Fairman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairman research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1937, 1614, 1697, 1662, 1632 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Fairman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fairman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fairman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fairman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fairman In Ireland


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Fairman In Ireland



Some of the Fairman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Fairman family emigrate to North America:

Fairman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Fairman, who landed in America in 1795

Fairman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Fairman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Edmund Fairman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875

Fairman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Fairman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Fairman Sr., U.E. who settled in Thurlow [Belleville], Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairman (post 1700)



  • Christopher M. Fairman (1960-2015), American full professor of law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, awarded the "Outstanding Professor Award 2003"
  • Ferdinand Fairman (b. 1833), American businessman and banker who had the Fairman Building built in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1880
  • Dave Fairman, American businessman and founder of Fairman's, the skate, snow and surf shop in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1977
  • James Ferdinand Fairman (1896-1967), American electrical engineer awarded the IEEE Edison Medal in 1959
  • Simon Fairman (1792-1857), American inventor of the lathe chuck in 1830 from West Stafford, Connecticut
  • Michael Fairman (b. 1934), American actor, director and writer, known for his role as Nick Szabo on the daytime drama Ryan's Hope from 1975 to 1980
  • Charles E. Fairman (1856-1934), American physician who published in the field of mycology
  • Paul Warren Fairman (1916-1977), American editor and writer
  • Robert "Bob" Fairman (1885-1916), English footballer who played from the 1900s to 1917
  • Denica Fairman (b. 1962), Canadian-born, English actress, known for Project A-Ko (1986), X (1996) and Gall Force: Earth Chapter (1991)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Firmus in Christo
Motto Translation: Firm in Christ.


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Fairman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Fairman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fairman 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 26 August 2015 at 13:58.

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