Ursula Fairfax

1545–
Harthill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ursula

Ursula Fairfax was born in 1545, in Harthill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Fairfox. She married Ralph Vavasour about 1565, in Woodhall, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Ralph Vavasour
1540–
Ursula Fairfax
1545–
Marriage: about 1565
Vavasour
1565–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1565
Woodhall, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Vavasour

    Male1565–Male

Parents and Siblings

    William Fairfox

    Male1525–Male

siblings

(1)

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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