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Fath Early Origins



The surname Fath was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1389 when William Feyth was recorded as a taxpayer.

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Fath Spelling Variations


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Fath Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Fath are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Fath include: Faith, Faithful, Faithfull, Feyth, Feythfull, Feythful, Fathe and many more.

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Fath Early History


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Fath Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fath research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Fath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fath Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fath Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fath Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Fath or a variant listed above:

Fath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrick Fath, who landed in Missouri in 1840
  • George P Fath, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Adam Fath, aged 30, arrived in America in 1854
  • Barbara Fath, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Andras Fath, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fath Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabetha Fath, aged 53, who landed in America from Germany, in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fath (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fath (post 1700)



  • Michael André Fath (b. 1952), American guitarist and record producer
  • Farah LeeAllen Fath (b. 1984), American soap opera actress
  • Sebastien Fath (b. 1968), French professional historian
  • Jacques Fath (1912-1954), French fashion designer
  • Helmut Fath (1929-1993), German sidecar racer and engineer

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Fath Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Fath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fath 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 16 November 2014 at 13:22.

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