Fairfax Family History
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Fairfax Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone with beautiful long hair, from Middle English fair feax ‘beautiful tresses’. This was a common descriptive phrase in Middle English; the alliterative poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight refers to ‘fair fanning fax’ encircling the shoulders of the doughty warrior.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press