Fakerly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Fakerly family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Fakerly comes from when the family 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." [1]

Early Origins of the Fakerly family

The surname Fakerly 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." [2]

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." [2]

"The variant Phizackerley is found only, I believe, in the Furness district of North Lancashire. "[3]

Early rolls listed Henry de Fasakerlegh in the Assize Rolls for Lancashire in 1276 and Roger Fazakerley of Fazakerley in 1394. [4]

Early History of the Fakerly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fakerly 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 Fakerly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fakerly Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fakerly has appeared include Fazackerley, Fazakerley and others.

Early Notables of the Fakerly family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fakerly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Fakerly family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fakerly arrived in North America very early: James Fawzakerley who settled in New York State in 1820.



  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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