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The surname Favre is occupational in origin and derives from a person who sold or grew beans.

Favre Early Origins



The surname Favre was first found in Poitou, where this distinguished family was established in the 13th century.

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Favre Spelling Variations


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Favre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Favier, Favreau, Favereau, Favraud, Faveraud, Favrod, Favret, Favet, Favez, Favey, Favière, Favières, de Favet, Favetier, Favatier, Fawtier and many more.

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Favre Early History


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Favre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Favre research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1387, 1467, 1473, 1475, 1491, 1540, 1557, 1624, 1631, 1720, 1755, 1809, 1837, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Favre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Favre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Favre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Favre 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Favre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1764
  • Jean Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1764
  • Simon Favre, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764
  • William Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1764
  • G J Favre, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798

Favre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Favre, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Louis Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • Lewis Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Favre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Favre (post 1700)



  • Deanna Tynes Favre (b. 1968), American breast cancer activist and the wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre
  • William R. Favre Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1981
  • Peter C. Favre, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Monroe County, 1938
  • Brett Lorenzo Favre (b. 1969), nicknamed "The Gunslinger," American NFL football quarterback, probably best known for his time with the Green Bay Packers (1992-2007), Super Bowl Champion (XXXI)
  • Corinne Favre (b. 1970), French professional ski instructor, competitive ski mountaineer and champion mountain runner, two-time gold medalist, three-time silver medalist and five-time bronze medalist
  • Jules Claude Gabriel Favre (1809-1880), French lawyer and politician
  • Philippe Favre (1961-2013), Swiss racing driver
  • Lucien Favre (b. 1957), Swiss former footballer, current head coach of Bundesliga team Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Louis Favre (1826-1879), Swiss civil engineer builder of the Gotthard Rail Tunnel
  • Gilbert Favre (1936-1998), Bolivian flautist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Favre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Favre 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 4 September 2016 at 23:26.

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