The Fairhead Family Fellowship exists to bring everyone connected to the Fairhead family together. Since the year 2000, FFF Online has been 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.

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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 January 2015
5 The Parish Clerks January 2015
1 The Three Brothers January 2015
2 The Bricklayers
January 2015
6 The Five Sons of James January 2015
Essex 7 The Essex Farmers January 2015
4d The Shoemakers of Rayleigh January 2015
4b Thomas, the Gardener, of Marks Tey January 2015
4c The Drapers of Ilford January 2015
London 3 The Fayerhodes of Ludgate Hall January 2015
10c The Family at Marylebone January 2015
4a The London Butchers January 2015
Other 10a The East Coast Mariners January 2015
10b The Sunderland Family January 2015

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) January 2015
Don't Knows (North America) January 2015
Various East Coast Families August 2006
The Origin January 2015
The First 100 Years June 2008
The Fairhairs August 2006
Hereditary Factors August 2006

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