Fawn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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]

Important Dates for 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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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]
  • Robert Fawn, who settled in Barbados in 1685

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]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fawn (post 1700)

  • Fawn Skinner, American politician, Representative from Vermont at-large, 2002 [4]
  • Fawn McKay Brodie (1915-1981), American biographer and professor of history at UCLA

Citations

  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 http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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