Show ContentsFayette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fayette family

The surname Fayette was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Fayette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fayette research. Another 512 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1308, 1345, 1401, 1416, 1452, 1482, 1513, 1577, 1583, 1591, 1595, 1603, 1618, 1634, 1665, 1678, 1693, 1699, 1717, 1732, 1789 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Fayette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fayette Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fayet, Fayettes, Fayette, Lafayet, Delafayet, Lafayette, La Fauyet, La Fayets, La Fayettes, De La Fayettes, Des Fayettes and many more.

Early Notables of the Fayette family

Notable amongst the family was

  • Louise Angélique Motier de la Fayette (1618-1665), French courtier and close friend of King Louis XIII
  • Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de La Fayette (1634-1693), known as Madame de La Fayette, a French author of La Princesse de Clèves

Migration of the Fayette family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeannot Fayer, aged 28; settled in New York in 1823; William Fayer, aged 44; settled in New York in 1820; Denis Fayet of St. Laurent of Paris married Marie Guilbert and Anne Fayet married René.

Contemporary Notables of the name Fayette (post 1700) +

  • Georges Washington de La Fayette (1779-1849), son of Marquis de Lafayette, named in honor of George Washington who he served with in the American Revolution
  • Frederick J. Fayette, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1964 [1]
  • Charles Fayette McGlashan (1847-1931), American lawyer, writer, sinophobe, entomologist
  • Claude Fayette Bragdon (1866-1946), American architect, writer, and stage designer
  • Washington Fayette Fulmer (1840-1907), American professional baseball player
  • C. Fayette Curtiss, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Southington, 1929-30, 1939-40; Defeated, 1932 [2]
  • Fayette Morris, American politician, Postmaster at Cavettsville, Pennsylvania, 1852-58
  • Fayette Pinkney (1948-2009), American singer
  • Fayette J. Flexer (1892-1975), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Mexico City, 1925-26; Frontera, 1927; Alvaro Obregón, 1929; U.S. Consul in Santiago, 1939-40; Colombo, 1943; Buenos Aires, 1945-46; Manila, 1947 [3]
  • Fayette P. Arnold, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Walworth County, 1862 [4]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from on Facebook