The Fairhead Family Fellowship exists to bring everyone connected to the Fairhead family together. FFF Online is a simple online resource for all those interested in the history of the Fairhead family. We have our origins in East Anglia, in the east of England, but have since spread our wings all around the world.
The information on the Fairhead Family has been gathered for over forty years. The original researcher was Albert Edward Fairhead (1902 - 1976). He had hired a boat on the Norfolk Broads for a week's holiday; on handing the keys over to the next family at the end of the week he discovered that they were also called Fairhead. This prompted him to wonder, were they related?
After this he embarked on journeys to all of the local churches and then to record offices, and before he died in 1976 he had printed a series of booklets detailing all of the information he had discovered. To make this easier to handle, and to give the reader a sense of identity, he split the family into different sections which were named after individuals or areas where they lived, etc.
The downloadable family histories below are based on these original booklets, with all subsequent information fitted into the jigsaw as and when it has become known. We are publishing them on the web in an effort to widely spread the state of the current research and to stimulate people to fill in the gaps in our knowledge. The files deal with each generation in turn, keeping each family in the same order.
Please choose the appropriate email contact:
- For family history queries, and to supply new or updated information, please email our archivist at email@example.com. Please include as much detail as possible - including scans of birth, death and marriage certificates if you have them
- For all other queries, and comments / suggestions about this web site please contact our web author at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not join our Facebook page? You can connect to Fairheads all around the world, ask for help to trace relatives and ancestors, or anything else to do with Fairheads. We'd love to see as many Fairheads as possible there!
Download the family history booklets:
There are three main groups of families: Suffolk & Norfolk, Essex, and London. It is hoped one day to link all of the books together. The 'Book no.' refers to the number of the publication in the Fairhead history booklet series. The booklet files are in PDF format.
|Family group||Book no.||History booklet name||Booklet last updated|
|8||The Suffolk Weavers||October 2014|
|5||The Parish Clerks||October 2014|
|1||The Three Brothers||October 2014|
|2||The Bricklayers||October 2014|
|6||The Five Sons of James||October 2014|
|Essex||7||The Essex Farmers||October 2014|
|4d||The Shoemakers of Rayleigh||October 2014|
|4b||Thomas, the Gardener, of Marks Tey||October 2014|
|4c||The Drapers of Ilford||October 2014|
|London||3||The Fayerhodes of Ludgate Hall||October 2014|
|10c||The Family at Marylebone||October 2014|
|4a||The London Butchers||October 2014|
|Other||10a||The East Coast Mariners||October 2014|
|10b||The Sunderland Family||October 2014|
We have some miscellaneous booklets, including two "Don't Know" pages; any information that could help to classify the information in those would be most welcome.
|Booklet name||Booklet last updated|
|Don't Knows (UK & Australia)||October 2014|
|Don't Knows (North America)||October 2014|
|Various East Coast Families||August 2006|
|The First 100 Years||June 2008|
|The Fairhairs||August 2006|
|Hereditary Factors||August 2006|
SMALLPRINT: All files linked from this page are available to download free for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License. If you copy, distribute, display, or make derivative works from these files, you must acknowledge the Fairhead Family Fellowship as the source in a reasonably prominent manner.