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Faye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Irish


The Irish name Faye has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Faye is O Fathaigh, derived from the word "fothadh," meaning "foundation."


Early Origins of the Faye family


The surname Faye was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Faye family


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Faye Spelling Variations


Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Faye dating from that time include Fahey, Fahie, Fahy, Fay, O'Fahey, O'Fahy, Vahey and many more.

Early Notables of the Faye family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Faye family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Faye family relocated to North American shores quite early: Daniel Fahay, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1860; Peggy Fahee, who settled in New York State in 1846; Daniel, James, John, Michael, and Patrick Fahey, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Faye (post 1700)


  • Gerald E. Faye, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1964; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1974 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alexander L. Faye, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hervé Faye, French Astronomer who discovered a periodic comet
  • Hervé Auguste Étienne Faye (1814-1902), French astronomer
  • Angela Faye Kinsey (b. 1971), American actress, best known for her role as Angela Martin in the NBC television series The Office
  • Mickie Faye DeMoss (b. 1955), American college basketball coach and former player
  • Alice Faye Redd, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. Faye Javens, American Republican politician, Mayor of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1962 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ruby Faye Henderson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Faye Dunaway (b. 1941), Academy Award-winning American actress

The Faye 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: Esperance
Motto Translation: Hope.


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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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