Fakerlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Fakerlay surname lived in Fazakerley, Lancashire.
Richard Fizacre, Fishacre, Fissakre, or Fishakle (d. 1248), was an early Dominican divine, and is said to have been a native of Devonshire. "Fishacre in his old age became a Dominican; but as he and Robert Bacon continued to read divinity lectures for several years after entering the order in the schools of St. Edward, his entry can hardly be dated later than 1240." 
Early Origins of the Fakerlay family
The surname Fakerlay was first found in Lancashire at Fazakerley a township, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 or so miles from Liverpool, The township comprises 1565 acres, all are arable as noted in 1321, Fazakerley was described as: the country is extremely flat and treeless, with nothing to recommend it to the passer-by, for it seems to be a district of straight lines, devoid of any beauty. "This place was long the residence of an ancient family of the same name, of whom Richard Fazakerley was living in the reign of Henry III.; they intermarried with the families of Walton of Walton, Blundell of Crosby, and Pemberton." 
Some of the family held estates at early times at Walton-On-The-Hill. "In the reign of Henry IV. the Fazakerleys acquired the third part of Walton, including Spellawe or Spellow House, by marriage with an heiress of the Waltons; this estate was held by the late Colonel Fazakerley, and was sold by his family to the Earl of Derby." 
"The variant Phizackerley is found only, I believe, in the Furness district of North Lancashire. "
Early rolls listed Henry de Fasakerlegh in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1276 and Roger Fazakerley of Fazakerley in 1394. 
Early History of the Fakerlay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fakerlay research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1394, 1600, 1631, 1582, 1647, 1621, 1650, 1792 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Fakerlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fakerlay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Fakerlay are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fakerlay include: Fazackerley, Fazakerley and others.
Early Notables of the Fakerlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fakerlay family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Fakerlay or a variant listed above: James Fawzakerley who settled in New York State in 1820.
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