- the Fairhall Name in Interesting Places


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A Fairhall Coat of Arms?

Question: Do coats of arms belong to surnames?
Answer: No. There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will not be entitled to a coat of arms at all. Coats of arms belong to individual persons, not to a family. For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past. So, if someone tries to sell you a "Fairhall Coat of Arms" they are just out to take your money! We haven't, as yet, been able to trace any members of the wider Fairhall family who would have been of high enough rank to have been granted a coat of arms.

Fairhall Thoroughbred Racing Track

Training Track

Just outside of Maitland, New South Wales, the Maitland Owners and Trainers Association has a "Thoroughbred Training Track" (and what other type would you have with the Fairhall name on it?) that has been named Fairhall Park.

The track was named by the Association in honour of long time supporter Ronald Fairhall, following his death on 21 Aug 1995 at the age of 64 years. Ron was a son of Frank and Jessie Fairhall, and a keen supporter of the district racing industry for many years. His family history is recorded in these files. It would appear that the "Maitland Owners and Trainers Association" no longer exists, so future use and maintenance of the Fairhall Park track is in doubt.

Fairhall School Logo

Fairhall School

The Fairhall School is located at the eastern boundary of Blenheim, on New Zealand's South Island, and caters for children from 5 to 13 years of age. The school is named after a local pioneer (more information sought!), and was opened in 1877.
The sauvignon grape, synonymous with the Marlborough region, features on the school logo, as shown at left.
Fairhall School

Fairhall B & B

Fairhall B&B - Entry
The Fairhall Estate Bed and Breakfast is located at Haumoana, near Hawke's Bay on the North Island of New Zealand. The current owners, Steve and Jackie Olley, live on the property, which was originally part of Montana Ltd's Fairhall Estate vineyards, but was sold in recent times after the new vineyard owners stopped marketing wines under the Fairhall Estate label. The B & B is in a very tranquil setting, out "in the country" and still surrounded by vineyards. It is highly recommended for family members visting New Zealand, being very convenient to the cities of Hastings and Napier. Explore their web site (link is above) or phone +64 6 875 0494.
Fairhall B&B Cottage

The Fairhall Housing Estate

Opened in 2001 by the development company, Australand, the Fairhall Estate at Kellyville is a part of the rapidly-growing area of Sydney known as the "North-West Sector". The Company receptionist was unable to tell me why the estate had been given that name, and when I visited early in 2008, the estate signage had been removed and there appears to be no remaining trace of the name in public view. All blocks were apparently sold, and the area is now fully developed with quality homes.
Fairhall Estate
This advertisement was from the Homes Pictorial, dated 7 March 2001.

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This page was updated on: 24 January 2010