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The Phares 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.

Phares Early Origins



The surname Phares 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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Phares Spelling Variations


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Phares 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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Phares Early History


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Phares Early History



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

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Phares Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Phares Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Phares 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 were:

Phares Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lydia Phares arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Lydia Phares, who landed in Maryland in 1658

Phares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Phares Jr. settled in Cincinnati in 1825
  • Julia Phares came to Kansas in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Phares (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Phares (post 1700)



  • Greg Donald Phares (b. 1956), American police officer, sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
  • William M. Phares, American politician, Postmaster at Leadsville, Virginia, 1842-47, 1851-55, 1862-83
  • William Forest Phares (b. 1886), American Republican politician,Member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1914-26; Missouri Republican State Chair, 1924-26, 1948
  • Robert A. Phares, American politician, Mayor of North Pl atte, Nebraska, 1970
  • Johnson W. Phares, American politician, Postmaster at Leadsville, Virginia, 1855-62
  • Jesse Franklin Phares, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Randolph County, 1865-66
  • Jesse Phares, American politician, Postmaster at Leadsville, Virginia, 1839-42
  • George Phares, American Democrat politician, Chair of Randolph County Democratic Party, 1969-70, 1975
  • Dewey P. Phares, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952
  • Corbet A. Phares, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 25th District, 1974
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. 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.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Phares Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phares 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 16 March 2016 at 14:08.

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