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Origins Available: French, Irish, Scottish
The Fayer surname is derived from the Middle English word "fair," or "fayr," from the Old English "fæger;" meaning "handsome," "beautiful," or "fair." As such, the name is generally considered to have originally been a nickname, although it was in occasional use as a personal name for both men and women.
The surname Fayer was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fair, Faire, Faires, Fayer, Fayers, Fairs, Fare, Phair, Phaire, Phayre, Phares and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fayer research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1234, 1333, and 1446 are included under the topic Early Fayer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Fayer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fayer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Fayer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Fayer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fayer 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.
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