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The origins of the Fayrwell name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Fayrwell was originally derived from a family having lived near a pleasant spring or stream. The name Fayrwell is derived from two Old English elements: fæger, which means fair or beautiful; and well, which was the name for a spring. There is a parish Farewell in Staffordshire, two miles from Lichfield.

Fayrwell Early Origins



The surname Fayrwell was first found in Staffordshire at Farewell, a parish, in the union of Lichfield, S. division of the hundred of Offlow. The earliest record of the place was in 1200 when it was listed as Fagerwell. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Fayrwell Spelling Variations


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Fayrwell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fayrwell include Farewell, Farwell, Fairwell and others.

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Fayrwell Early History


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Fayrwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fayrwell research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fayrwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fayrwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fayrwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: James Farewell settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants.

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