The Hale family origins are primarily in England with influences from
Germany. The earliest identified Hale ancestor of the family was Joab
Hail who first appeared in the minutes of the Tyger River Baptist Church
and the 1790 US census of the Greenville district
of South Carolina. Other family lines from England and Germany joined
the Hales as they emigrated westward with the development of the United
States in the 1800s.
The Fawvor family name is derived from "Fauver". The
earliest identified Fauver ancestor of the family was Benjamin Fauver
who was in southwestern Mississippi in about 1803. Though Fauver may be of German origin, the principle influence in the Fawvor family is
French. The Fawvors live primarily in southern Louisiana and
southeastern Texas. Their French ancestors emigrated to Louisiana both
from France and from Acadia (Nova Scotia) as part of the English
expulsion of French inhabitants of Acadia in 1755.