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Faith Early Origins



The surname Faith was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name was taken from St. Veit (in Latin, Vitus) who was the patron saint protecting against fire and lightning.

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Faith Spelling Variations


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Faith Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Veith, Veit, Veidt, Veid, Vietsch, Feidt, Feit, Veitl, Veitel, Vaith and many more.

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Faith Early History


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Faith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faith research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1774 is included under the topic Early Faith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faith Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Faith were Joseph Veith, who was a prominent librarian in Tyrol. Isak Veith was an eminent doctor and physician in Hall, and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faith 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Faith, who landed in Reading, Massachusetts in 1647

Faith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Jacob Faith, who landed in New Jersey in 1776
  • Conrad Faith, who arrived in America in 1777

Faith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T Faith, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Peter Faith, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Valentine Faith, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880

Faith Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Faith, aged 25, arrived in Quebec in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Faith (post 1700)




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Faith Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    11. ...

    The Faith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faith 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 15 December 2014 at 16:08.

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