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List of the members of the Fairfax family, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Fairfax family, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Fairfax family, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Fairfax family has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Fairfax family.

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Charles S. Fairfax

Charles Snowdon Fairfax, 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was an American Democratic politician of California. He was of Scottish noble descent and was himself entitled to the title as the 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. Fairfax was lured west as part of the gold rush. The town of Fairfax, California, is named for him. He was born on Vaucluse Plantation in Virginia, the eldest son of Albert Fairfax and Caroline Eliza Snowden, who were married on April 7, 1828. His brother was John Contee Fairfax, who was a physician. On May 1, 1838, his mother married William R. Saunders. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 40 (1829-1869)

William George Fairfax

Sir William George Fairfax was a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy and the progenitor of the Fairfax Baronets. His most notable service was as Admiral Adam Duncan's flag captain on board HMS Venerable during the Battle of Camperdown on 11 October 1797. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1739-1813)

Birthplace: Windlesham, United Kingdom

Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway. The only resident peer in late colonial America, Fairfax administered his vast Northern Neck Proprietary — a Virginia land grant dating back to 1649 — from his wilderness estate at Greenway Court, Virginia. Various place names in Northern Virginia and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle are named for him—most notably Fairfax County, Virginia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1693-1781)

Birthplace: Leeds Castle, United Kingdom

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron was a general and Parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War. An adept and talented commander, Fairfax led Parliament to many victories, notably the crucial battle of Naseby, becoming effectively military ruler of the new republic, but was eventually overshadowed by his subordinate Oliver Cromwell, who was more politically adept and radical in action against Charles I. Fairfax became unhappy with Cromwell's policy and publicly refused to take part in Charles's show trial. Eventually he resigned leaving Cromwell to control the republic. Because of this, and also his honourable battlefield conduct and his active role in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1612-1671)

Birthplace: Denton Hall, Wharfedale, United Kingdom