Fayrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fayrie family

The surname Fayrie was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat at Rutherglen from early times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. An ancient couplet says "nae man can tell, nae man has seen, when the Faries Haena in Ruglen been." A rough translation of this couplet: "no man can remember when there hasn't been a family of Faries at Rutherglen." [1]

Early History of the Fayrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fayrie research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and are included under the topic Early Fayrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fayrie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fairie, Fairrie, Farie, Fairey, Ferry, Ferrie, Fairy, Faireye and many more.

Early Notables of the Fayrie family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Fayrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Fayrie family to Ireland

Some of the Fayrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Fayrie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fayrie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Oliver Fayrie, aged 25, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  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)


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