Fazackerlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Fazackerlay comes from when the family resided in Fazakerley, a place in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Fazackerlay family

The surname Fazackerlay was first found in Lancashire at Fazakerley a township, in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 or so miles from Liverpool, The township comprises 1565 acres, all are arable as noted in 1321, Fazakerley was described as: the country is extremely flat and treeless, with nothing to recommend it to the passer-by, for it seems to be a district of straight lines, devoid of any beauty. "This place was long the residence of an ancient family of the same name, of whom Richard Fazakerley was living in the reign of Henry III.; they intermarried with the families of Walton of Walton, Blundell of Crosby, and Pemberton." [1] Some of the family held estates at early times at Walton-On-The-Hill. "In the reign of Henry IV. the Fazakerleys acquired the third part of Walton, including Spellawe or Spellow House, by marriage with an heiress of the Waltons; this estate was held by the late Colonel Fazakerley, and was sold by his family to the Earl of Derby." [1]

Important Dates for the Fazackerlay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fazackerlay research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1394 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Fazackerlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fazackerlay Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fazackerlay has been recorded under many different variations, including Fazackerley, Fazakerley and others.

Early Notables of the Fazackerlay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fazackerlay family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fazackerlay or a variant listed above: James Fawzakerley who settled in New York State in 1820.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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