Fairfax

August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
One of those “last names as first names” that were once a quite popular way for a mother’s maiden name to be passed on to her sons, from Anglo-Saxon, meaning “fair-haired”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
None, really.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Fairfax is the middle name of Edward Rochester, the moody and passionate master of Thornfield, and the name by which Richard Mason calls him, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.

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