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The name Fann was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fann family lived in East Lothian, Scotland. Their name, however, is a reference to Vaux or Vallibus, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Fann Early Origins



The surname Fann was first found in East Lothian, where they were directly descended from the great baronial family of De Vaux, or De Vallibus, and still had a castle of this name in Normandy until the year 1080. They possessed Dalston and Gilliesland in Cumberland, and the barony of Dirletoun in East Lothian.

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Fann Spelling Variations


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Fann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vance, Vans, Vaux, de Vallibus and others.

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Fann Early History


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Fann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fann research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1244, 1255, 1306, and 1437 are included under the topic Early Fann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fann In Ireland


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Fann In Ireland



Some of the Fann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Fann Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Fann, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Charles Fann came to Maryland in 1663
  • Henry Fann, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Fann, who landed in Maryland in 1676

Fann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Fann was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fann (post 1700)



  • Sandra Fann, well-known Canadian harpist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Fann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fann 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 7 January 2016 at 00:22.

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