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Contributor Contrib.babycrookston on 10/10/2013
Either (i) meant "person from Fairy Farm or Fairyhall", both in Essex (Fairy perhaps "pigsty"); or (ii) from a medieval nickname meaning "beautiful eye". This was borne by Fairey Aviation, a British aircraft company, producer of the biplane fighter-bomber Fairey Swordfish. It was founded in 1915 by the aircraft designer Sir Richard Fairey (1887-1956).