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This interesting surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly it may derive from the Old French "foi" or Latin "fides" meaning faith, and would have originated as a nickname for either a pious person or for someone who frequently used this term in oaths. It may also be metronymic from the medieval female given name Foy (Faith), one of the earliest known namebearers being Saint Foy, who was martyred in 303. St. Faith's Chapel in Westminster Abbey still shows an interesting wall-painting of its patron, one of the oldest paintings in the country.

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