Favre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Favre family

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

Early History of the Favre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Favre research. Another 121 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Favre family (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.


United States Favre migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Jean Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1764 [1]
  • Simon Favre, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764 [1]
  • William Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1764 [1]
  • G J Favre, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798 [1]
Favre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Favre, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]
  • Louis Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [1]
  • Lewis Favre, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1859 [1]

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
  • 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)
  • William R. Favre Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1981 [2]
  • Peter C. Favre, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Monroe County, 1938 [2]
  • 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


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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