The name Fareeborne is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Fareeborne was a name used for a person with attractive, youthful looks, or someone who was noted as having been a beautiful child. The surname Fareeborne is derived from the Old English words fair, which means lovely, and bearn, which means child. However, the name Fareeborne may also be a local
surname applied to someone from the settlement of Fairbourne in Kent
or Fairburn in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. In this case, Fareeborne belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Fareeborne family
The surname Fareeborne was first found in North Yorkshire
at Fairburn, a small village and civil parish in the Selby district that dates back to before the Domesday Book
when it was listed as Fareburne c. 1030. A few years later in 1086, the Domesday Book
lists the placename as Fareburne CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "stream where ferns grow," having derived from the Old English fearn + burna. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Fareeborne family
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Fareeborne Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Fareeborne include Fairbairn, Fairbairns, Fairbarn, Fairborn, Fairborne and many more.
Early Notables of the Fareeborne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fareeborne family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Fareeborne were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Robert Fairbarn landed in 1763. William Fairbarn joined many of his fellow Fairbarns when he purchased land in Philadelphia in 1835.
The Fareeborne Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec cede arduis
Motto Translation: Not high yield