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Origin and popularity of the name FAIRBAIRN

Origin

Fairbairn : Scottish: nickname from Older Scots fair bairn ‘fair child’ (from Middle English fair ‘fair beautiful; light of complexion or color of hair or eyes’ + barn ‘child’). This surname may have become confused with Fairburn and Freeborn.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 4,728 individuals with the name FAIRBAIRN on Geneanet.

 

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    (134 individuals)
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    (126 individuals)

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    Variants of name FAIRBAIRN

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