The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Pairbrother. It was given to 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 Pairbrother 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 Pairbrother family
The surname Pairbrother was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Pairbrother family
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Pairbrother Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Pairbrother has appeared include Fairbrother, Farbrother, Farebrother, Fairbrodder, Farbrodder and many more.
Early Notables of the Pairbrother family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pairbrother family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pairbrother arrived in North America very early: Susannah Farebrother, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Nath. Fairbrother, who settled in Virginia in 1638; Betsey Fairbrother, who settled in Baltimore in 1830.