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The story of the Fyfe family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Fyfe family lived in the county of Fife. The surname Fyfe belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Fyfe Early Origins



The surname Fyfe was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Fyfe Spelling Variations


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Fyfe Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Fyfe has appeared Fyfe, Fife, Fyffe, Phyfe, Phyffe and others.

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Fyfe Early History


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Fyfe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fyfe research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1436, 1447, 1453, 1454, 1462, and 1464 are included under the topic Early Fyfe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fyfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fyfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fyfe In Ireland


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Fyfe In Ireland



Some of the Fyfe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Fyfe name:

Fyfe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Fyfe, who arrived in Virginia in 1729 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Fyfe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Fyfe, who settled in New York State in 1820
  • Robert Fyfe, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Fyfe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Fyfe, a coppersmith, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Fyfe, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm
  • James Fyfe, aged 28, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  • Thomas Fyfe, aged 27, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  • Thomas Fyfe, aged 25, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fyfe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Fyfe, who landed in Kaikoura, New Zealand in 1842
  • John Fyfe, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Thomas Fyfe, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Agnes Fyfe, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Alexander Fyfe, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fyfe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fyfe (post 1700)



  • Lucius Columbus "Lee" Fyfe (1879-1942), American professional baseball umpire
  • James J. Fyfe (1942-2005), American criminologist
  • Christopher Fyfe (1920-2008), Scottish historian most noted for his work on Sierra Leone
  • Andrew Fyfe the Elder (1754-1824), Scottish anatomist
  • Andrew Fyfe the Younger (1792-1861), Scottish surgeon and chemist
  • Graham Fyfe (b. 1982), Scottish professional football player
  • Graham Fyfe (b. 1951), Scottish former professional football player
  • Maria Fyfe (b. 1938), Scottish politician
  • Robert Fyfe (b. 1925), Scottish-born actor
  • Sir William Hamilton Fyfe (1878-1965), English-born, Canadian classics scholar, educator, 10th Principal of Queen's University, Ontario (1930 to 1936)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fyfe Historic Events


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Fyfe Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Jeanie Fyfe, American 2nd Class passenger from Holyoke, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et opera
Motto Translation: By virtue and energy.


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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Fyfe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fyfe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 April 2017 at 15:00.

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