The name Pairbroder is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Pairbroder was a name used for a person who was referred to as the fair brother.
The surname was originally derived from the relationship between two brothers and referred to the brother of a fair person or the better-looking of a pair of brothers. The surname Pairbroder comes from an ancient Anglo-Saxon
which described a brother-in-law to a famous knight or nobleman. In Scotland
, "father-brother" is a phrase to designate an uncle. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Pairbroder family
The surname Pairbroder was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Pairbroder family
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Pairbroder Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Pairbroder include Fairbrother, Farbrother, Farebrother, Fairbrodder, Farbrodder and many more.
Early Notables of the Pairbroder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pairbroder family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Pairbroder were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Susannah Farebrother, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Nath. Fairbrother, who settled in Virginia in 1638; Betsey Fairbrother, who settled in Baltimore in 1830.