Fare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Fare surname is derived from the Middle English word "fair," or "fayr," from the Old English "fæger;" meaning "handsome," "beautiful," or "fair." As such, the name is generally considered to have originally been a nickname, although it was in occasional use as a personal name for both men and women.

Early Origins of the Fare family

The surname Fare was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Fare family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fare research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1234, 1333, 1446, 1619, 1682, 1612 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Fare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fare Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fair, Faire, Faires, Fayer, Fayers, Fairs, Fare, Phair, Phaire, Phayre, Phares and many more.

Early Notables of the Fare family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Phayre or Phaire (1619-1682), regicide, possibly a son of Emmanuel Phaire, who in 1612 became rector of Kilshannig, co. Cork. In February...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Fare migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fare Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Fare, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • John Fare, who settled in America in 1752
Fare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joaquin Fare, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1837 [1]
  • Joabin Fare, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837 [1]
  • H F Fare, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Australia Fare migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fare Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Fare, (Sleith), English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Emperor Alexander"on 6th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • George Fare, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851 [3]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emperor-alexander
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif

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