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Favell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Favell was derived from the Old French word "fauvel" which means "follow-colored, tawny" and as such was a nickname.


Early Origins of the Favell family


The surname Favell was first found in Yorkshire where Eudo Faluel was listed in the Seals of Yorkshire 1160-76. A few years later, Rannulf fauuel was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire in 1195. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Early History of the Favell family


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Favell Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Favell, Vavell, Favel, Favill, Favall and others.

Early Notables of the Favell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Favell family to the New World and Oceana


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Favell or a variant listed above:

Favell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bwirus Favell, aged 38, originally from Huntington, England, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJVR-X2W : 6 December 2014), Bwirus Favell, 22 Feb 1911; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Favell, aged 16, originally from Oley, England, who arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "New York" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ44-33F : 6 December 2014), Mary Favell, 07 Oct 1915; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alfred Henry Favell, aged 39, originally from Pudsey, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HN-6PK : 6 December 2014), Alfred Henry Favell, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry Favell, aged 48, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Menominee" from London, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQV-G4W : 6 December 2014), Henry Favell, 25 Mar 1923; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name Menominee, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Favell (post 1700)


  • Anthony Rowland Favell (b. 1939), English politician, Conservative Member of Parliament in the UK
  • Leslie Ernest Favell (1929-1987), Australian cricketer
  • Doug Robert Favell (b. 1945), retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender from St. Catharines Ontario
  • Favell Lee Mortimer (1802-1878), born Favell Lee Bevan, an English Evangelical author of educational books for children

The Favell 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: En dieu ma foi
Motto Translation: My faith is in God.


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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJVR-X2W : 6 December 2014), Bwirus Favell, 22 Feb 1911; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ44-33F : 6 December 2014), Mary Favell, 07 Oct 1915; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HN-6PK : 6 December 2014), Alfred Henry Favell, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQV-G4W : 6 December 2014), Henry Favell, 25 Mar 1923; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name Menominee, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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