Fair


Fair households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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Surname Dictionary

Fair fairly rare: Mayo-Galway etc. A translation of the Ir. fionn (fair) which had supplanted the original surname. There is a cognate English name, Fair & Phair, which probably accounts for most of those in E Ulster, however SGA gives Mac Fhinn.
Fionn : Fair, Phair: líon beag: scaipthe: tá Fair i Maigh Eo-Gaillimh agus Phair in Aontroim.
Phair mod.nos: scattered. Ir. Mac Fhinn, finn, fair. This name may also be English, "fair, handsome". SGA, DBS.

Variants in Griffith's
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