Family name Fay

Coat of arms and family crest of Fay.

Genealogy of family Fay, origin of Fay, provenance of the family name Fay.

History and meaning for Fay.

The heraldry and the history of the family name Fay have been studied and on this website we put at your disposal the sources that we know exist.

Being certainly complex, sometimes, the study of the history of a surname, here we give the starting point for all those interested in knowing more about the family name Fay.

SEVEN things you should know about the family name Fay:

1) The origin of the family name Fay.

2) The meaning of the family name Fay.

3) The coat of arms and crest.

4) The bibliography

5) The nobility of the family name Fay.

6) The prominent persons of this family.

7) The history of the family name Fay.

8) Do you know what heraldic drawings mean?.

The family name Fay has a Spanish coat of arms certified by the Chronicler and King of Arms Don Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent.

It is known that the Fay have or have been established, among other places, in:

* England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.

* The French region of Limoges.

Bibliography that collects the history and the coat of arms for the family Fay:

* Repertorio de Blasones de la Comunidad Hispanica, by the Spanish King of Arms Don Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent.

* Armorial General by Johan Baptiste Rietstap. Contains blazons, descriptions and drawings of coats of arms, crests, origins of family names and nobility

* Enciclopedia Hispanoamericana de Heraldica, Genealogia y Onomastica, by Arturo and Alberto Garcia Carraffa.

* The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, by Sir Bernard Burke, King of Arms.

* Nobiliaire du Diocse et de la Generalite de Limoges, by L"Abbe Joseph Nadaud.

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The family Fay appears in the "General The Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales" written by Sir Bernard Burke appeared for the first time in the year 1842. This book contains about 60,000 names as Fay and are the most comprehensive Collection of Arms, including the Bearings Armorial of Noblemen and Gentlemen of the British Empire, and diverse coats that were seen in churches, familiar mansions, tombs, etc. This book is very valued by who investigate on its ancestors and want to conserve their memory, by means of the history of its well-known actions and the representation of its symbols. Therefore, the name Fay is from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, or radicated in some of these countries.

The coats of arms and family crests with meaning for the family name Fay are collected in the Armorial General by Johan Baptiste Rietstap, this work is the greatest work of heraldry ever written and drawn, with more than 100,000 family names from around the world (English, Scotish, Welsh, Spanish, French, Italians, Poles, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.), among which is the name Fay, arranged alphabetically, and DRAWN, including a heraldic handbook with drawings, a complete glossary of terms, a supplement and an appendix. Complete description the coat of arms Fay, and origin for the family name Fay, nobiliary titles of the family name Fay and of the concession dates. The text where the family name Fay appears is in the second edition, expanded and revised from 1884-1887.

The family crest and coat of arms of Fay appears in Rietstap Armorial General that is a multi-volume work on the coats-of-arms of the world; it is both monumental and without equal, and is the most exhaustive undertaking of its kind. The Armorial General is the most authoritative work on the coats-of-arms in the world. The descriptions of the arms cover those of more than 100,000 families, included Fay alphabetically arranged and accurately described.In addition to a full description of the arms for Fay, most entries identify the nationality of the arms bearer, titles of Fay, and the date his title was conferred. The basic text was established with the publication of the second edition, corrected and enlarged, of 1884-1887. This most important reference work contains the shields of thousands of Coats of Arms covering the whole world, arranged alphabetically under surnames, as Fay.

The very complete history and heraldry of the family name Fay appears in the big "Enciclopedia Hispanoamericana de Heraldica, Genealogia y Onomastica" written by brothers Arturo and Alberto Garcia Carraffa, and continued by Endika de Mogrobejo. There are more than 100 volumes that occupy this Encyclopedia where we can find the family name Fay. They are arranged alphabetically, although with additions at the end of many volumes. There are more than 17,000 names, including Fay.

One of the most distinctive qualities of heraldry is the use of a limited palette of colours and patterns, usually referred to as tinctures. These are divided into three categories, known as metals, colours, and furs.

Next we are going to see the meanings of three tinctures:

1) OR (Gold): Nobility, Magnanimity, Wealth, Power, Light, Constancy and Wisdom.

2) AZURE: Blue color that symbolizes Justice, Zeal, Truth, Loyalty, Charity and Beauty.

3) GULES: Red color that symbolizes Strength, Victory, Daring and Highness.

Next lets look at the characteristics of some figures that we can find in heraldry and crests:

* PORCUPINE: The Porcupine is a symbol of Strength against danger, because it closes in on itself and defends itself with its own weapons (quills).

* ARROW: The Fess represents Readiness (for battle); if depicted with a cross, represents an affliction.

* SEA: The Sea symbolizes a raging and wrathful spirit that does not lose, however, the limits of the obedience that it owes to its sovereign.

* PEACOCK: The Peacock, by its head denotes Prudence; for his chest, of gold and sapphire, Loyalty, Fidelity and Zeal; in the hidden and submissive of his steps, Secret, and in the terribly out of tune voice of his singing, Terror of enemies.

* TREE: The Tree is a symbol of Ancient and Clarified Nobility.

* COMET: The Comet symbolizes a Brave Courage to prevent in time, without fear, future grievances.

* THISTLE: The Thistle symbolizes in Heraldry a heart nobly humble, but so careful of its honor, that it defends with its sword the luster of its lineage.

* DRAGANTE: Los Dragantes simbolizan el Cuidado y Vigilancia ms exquisitos.

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