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The region of ancient France known as Auvergne, is where the name Fées was born. Fées was a name for someone who lived near a grove of beech trees. It is associated with the Auvergne region of France, on the Massíf Central, which is located in south-central France.

Early Origins of the Fées family

The surname Fées was first found in Auvergne, a historic province located in south-central France.

Early History of the Fées family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fées research. Another 454 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1145, 1220, 1360, 1309, 1393, 1400, 1500, 1669, 1764, 1757, 1806, 1814, 1700, 1709, 1674 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Fées History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fées Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Fay, Fait, Fais, Faie, Faite, Faies, Fez, Fée, Faye, De Fay, De Fait, De Fais, De Faie, De Faies, De Fez, De Fée, De Fé, Fé, De Faye and many more.

Early Notables of the Fées family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Claude-Florimond De Fay, Captain of the Ponthieu Regiment during the 1700's. Jacques de la Faye was a 17th-18th century French writer whose Defensio Religionis ('Defense of Religion') a 251-page critique of the pantheism of John Toland, was...
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United States Fées migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Fées has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fées were

Fées Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan David Fees, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Henderick Fees, aged 67, who arrived in New York in 1762 [1]
Fées Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Fi Fees, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Anna Fees, who landed in America in 1884 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fées (post 1700) +

  • John "Jack" Fees (1867-1913), American professional baseball player
  • Ben Fees (b. 1908), Chinese American writer and labor organizer
  • Melinda O. Fees (b. 1942), American actress
  • Gordon Donald Fees (b. 1934), American-Canadian Christian theologian
  • James Fees (1949-2006), American photographer
  • Alex Fees (b. 1964), American television anchor and news correspondent
  • Raymond "Ray" John Fees (1903-1983), American Olympic boxer
  • Walter Scott Fees (1887-1964), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; Kansas Republican State Chair, 1941, 1946-48 [2]
  • John Fitzgerald Fees (1963-2007), Irish nationalist politician

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook