11,573 FABER members around the world
Stay informed about FABER Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
FABER Family HistoryThis most interesting and unusual surname is of Old French origin, and is a variant of the French surname "Fevre", itself an occupational name for an iron-worker or a smith, from the Old French "febre", a smith (from the Latin "faber", a craftsman). The surname, which is first recorded in the mid 13th Century (see below), is also found in the modern idiom as Febvre, Febre and Faivre in France, and as Feaviour, Lefe(a)ver, and Faber, in England. Job descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. The surname itself was introduced into Britain by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous FABER (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the FABER tribe
- Find your FABER ancestor
- Tell us about your FABER Family
- Tell us about your FABER ancestors
- Ask a question about the FABER history
- Leave a message for FABER family members
Invite more FABER family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the FABER tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest