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Fairweather Early Origins



The surname Fairweather was first found in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: John Fayrweder in Cambridgeshire; and Hugh Fairweder in Lincolnshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

There are various thoughts as to the origin of the name. They include: "a nickname for one of a jovial or sunny disposition," [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
; and "one who worked only in good weather; one with a happy disposition," [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print

By far, the strongest showing for the surname lies in Scotland where " John Phairwedder held a land in Perth in the reign of James II and Christopher Farewethir was serjeant of Linlithgow in 1472. The surname is of considerable antiquity in the Menmuir district. Valter Farwedder, presbyter of Dunkeld, whose name appears in 1547-63 is probably the first of the name in the locality. There were Fairweathers in Blairno in Navar in the early seventeenth century." [4]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)

By the 16th century, "Thomas Fairweather is recorded in Dundee in 1583, and eighteen more of the name appear in the Commissariot Record of Brechin between 1576 and 1800. Thomas Fairwoder was burgess of Dundee in 1634, and the Devil rebaptized the witch Catherine Skair in Brechin by the name of Isoble Farewedder. Janet Fairweather is recorded in the parish of Olrik in 1664 (Caithness), and John Fairweather of Turriff was killed in the first Great War."

"A fanciful story is told of the origin of the name of the Fairweathers of Angus. This sept, it is said, was a branch of the old tribe of Morrey. The name is said, according to private family tradition, to be derived from three brothers' of the ancient Murrevians, who being forced to leave the north, assumed the name, in order to perpetuate the remembrance of their northern descent." [4]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)


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Fairweather Spelling Variations


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Fairweather Spelling Variations



The name, Fairweather, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Fairweather, Fareweather and others.

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Fairweather Early History


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Fairweather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairweather research. Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1350, 1547, 1583, 1609, 1477, 1600 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Fairweather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fairweather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fairweather Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Fairweather In Ireland


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Fairweather In Ireland



Some of the Fairweather family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 168 words (12 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



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Fairweather surname who came to North America were:

Fairweather Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William H Fairweather, who arrived in New York in 1835 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Carlston Fairweather, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Alex Fairweather, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, in 1897

Fairweather Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fairweather, aged 50, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1903
  • Alex. Fairweather, aged 20, who landed in America from Dundee, in 1904
  • Charles E. Fairweather, aged 45, who landed in America from Arbroath, in 1904
  • Agnes Fairweather, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Cupar Fyfe, in 1906
  • Charles Fairweather, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fairweather Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Fairweather U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [6]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. Thomas Fairweather U.E. (b. 1748) who settled in Kingsclear, York County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1825 in Norton, New Brunswick [6]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. Benjamin Fairweather U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [6]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. Jede Fairweather U.E. (b. 1735) who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1831 [6]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. Jedediah Fairweather U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [6]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

Fairweather Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charles Fairweather, aged 26, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Fairweather Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Fairweather, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif
  • Henry Howell Fairweather, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.

Fairweather Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R Fairweather, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • Robert Fairweather, aged 32, a smith, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Barbara Fairweather, aged 25, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Mary Anne Fairweather, aged 7, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • John Fairweather, aged 4, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairweather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairweather (post 1700)



  • Owen Fairweather, prominent Chicago lawyer who has written on labour relations and American law
  • Carlton U. Fairweather (b. 1961), retired English footballer
  • Frederick Victor "Fred" Fairweather (b. 1913), Australian rules footballer
  • Kate Fairweather (b. 1975), Australian female Olympic archer
  • Ken Fairweather, Papua New Guinean politician
  • Jackie Fairweather (b. 1967), Australian three-time gold, three-time silver medalist triathlete and long-distance runner
  • Simon John Fairweather OAM (b. 1969), Australian two-time gold and bronze medalist archer
  • Brigadier Claude Cyril Fairweather, the distinguished holder of the Officer Order of the British Empire for duty in World War II
  • Ian Fairweather (1891-1974), Australian painter
  • Robert Gordon Lee Fairweather (b. 1923), retired Canadian politician
  • ... (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: Volvitur et ridet
Motto Translation: He revolves and smiles.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JENNY LIND 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JennyLind.gif
  8. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. 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).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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