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The Phaire surname is derived from the Middle English word "fair," or "fayr," from the Old English "fæger;" meaning "handsome," "beautiful," or "fair." As such, the name is generally considered to have originally been a nickname, although it was in occasional use as a personal name for both men and women.

Phaire Early Origins



The surname Phaire was first found in Cumberland, 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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Phaire Spelling Variations


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Phaire Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fair, Faire, Faires, Fayer, Fayers, Fairs, Fare, Phair, Phaire, Phayre, Phares and many more.

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Phaire Early History


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Phaire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phaire research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1234, 1333, and 1446 are included under the topic Early Phaire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Phaire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Phaire Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Phaire Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Fair who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772. William Fair joined him two years later. Other members of the Fair family made their homes in New York in the mid-1800's..

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Phaire Family Crest Products


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Phaire Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Phaire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phaire 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 September 2010 at 15:38.

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