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Multiple Origins for the Surname Phares


Scottish


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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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.

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