Fairhead Family Fellowship

About Us

The Fairhead Family Fellowship exists to bring everyone connected to the Fairhead family together. Since the year 2000, we have 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 (born 1902). 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.

Family Histories

These downloadable family histories are based on Albert Fairhead's 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.

There are three main groups of families: Suffolk & Norfolk, Essex, and London. It is hoped one day to link all of the families together. The booklet files are in PDF format, and were last updated in May 2015.

Suffolk & Norfolk



Other Families


Get Involved


On 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 enjoy seeing Fairheads joining us there!

We also use our Facebook page to let people know when we publish new versions of our family histories.

Email Us

If you have new or updated information for our booklets, please email our archivist at archivist@fairhead.org.uk. Try to include as much detail as possible - including scans of birth, death and marriage certificates if you have them.

For any other queries, including comments / suggestions about this web site, please email us at contact@fairhead.org.uk