Fairfax

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Fair·fax | \ˈfer-ˌfaks \

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Baron Thomas 1612–1671 English general

Fairfax

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Definition of Fairfax (Entry 2 of 2)

Baron Thomas 1692–1782 proprietor in Virginia

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