Fares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Fares 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 Fares family

The surname Fares 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.

Important Dates for the Fares family

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

Fares 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 Fares 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 Fares Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fares migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fares Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Fares, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [1]
Fares Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catherine Fares, who settled in America in 1721
Fares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Fares, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fares (post 1700)

  • Nabile Farès (1940-2016), Algerian-born French novelist

Citations

  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)
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