Faison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Faison family

The surname Faison was first found in Venice (Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance and late Renaissance. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Faison family

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Faison Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Faison, Fassone, Fazio, Fassiolo, Fassini, Faccini, Fasone, Facini, Faisone and many more.

Early Notables of the Faison family (pre 1700)

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Faison Ranking

In the United States, the name Faison is the 3,501st most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

United States Faison migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Paul Faison, aged 20, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [2]
  • Kate R. Faison, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Canada" from Marseilles, France [3]
  • Charles Faison, aged 43, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Zacapa" from Santiago [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Faison (post 1700) +

  • Earl Faison (1939-2016), American college and professional football player who played from 1961 to 1966, inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame
  • George Faison, American choreographer, dancer, producer and director
  • Donald Adeosun Faison (b. 1974), American actor from New York, NY
  • Frankie Faison (b. 1949), American actor from Newport News, Virginia

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