Fairy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Fairy family
The surname Fairy was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." A rough translation of this couplet: "no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen." 
Early History of the Fairy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairy research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and are included under the topic Early Fairy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fairy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.
Early Notables of the Fairy family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Fairy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fairy family to Ireland
Some of the Fairy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fairy migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fairy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Fairy, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 
Fairy migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Fairy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Fairy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm