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Early Origins of the Fawn family

The surname Fawn was first found in Berwickshire on the eastern part of English/Scottish Border. However, some of the family were found at Alderwasley in Derbyshire in ancient times. "The Le Foune or Fawne family held lands here in the reign of Henry III., and their heiress intermarried with the Lowes, who obtained a grant of the manor from Henry VIII." [1]

Early History of the Fawn family

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Fawn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fawns, Fawnes, Faunesse, Faunes, Faughnes, Fowns, Fawn and many more.

Early Notables of the Fawn family (pre 1700)

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United States Fawn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fawn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Fawn, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635 [2]

Australia Fawn migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fawn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Fawn, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [3]
  • Elizabeth Fawn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [3]

West Indies Fawn migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Fawn Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Robert Fawn, who settled in Barbados in 1685

Contemporary Notables of the name Fawn (post 1700) +

  • Fawn Skinner, American politician, Representative from Vermont at-large, 2002 [5]
  • Fawn McKay Brodie (1915-1981), American biographer and professor of history at UCLA

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. 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)
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook