John Contee Fairfax (September 18, 1830 – September 25, 1900) was an American citizen and heir to a Scottish peerage.
John Contee Fairfax was born at Vaucluse, Virginia, the second son of Albert Fairfax (April 15, 1802 – May 9, 1835) and Caroline Eliza Snowden (April 21, 1812 – December 28, 1899), who were married on April 7, 1828. His elder brother was Charles S. Fairfax, 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. 
He married Mary Brown Kirby, daughter of Col. Edward Kirby (US Army), in 1857. They had the following children:
He died at age 70 in his country home Northampton, in Prince George's County, Maryland. At the time of his death he was the only American citizen to be considered a member of the British peerage. 
Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP was an English nobleman and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1648. He was a commander in the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.
Lord Fairfax of Cameron is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. Despite holding a Scottish peerage, the Lords Fairfax of Cameron are members of an ancient Yorkshire family, of which the Fairfax Baronets of The Holmes are members of another branch. From 1515 to about 1700 the family lived at Denton Hall.
David Charles Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife is a British peer. He is the only surviving son of the late James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife, and his former wife Caroline Dewar. He was styled Earl of Macduff until 1992, and then Earl of Southesk until succeeding his father on 22 June 2015 as the fourth Duke of Fife and Chief of the Clan Carnegie. As a great-great-grandson of Edward VII, he is in the line of succession to the British throne. He is also the second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II and the third cousin of former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was a Scottish peer. He was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and Catherine Colepeper, daughter of Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper.
Albert Kirby Fairfax, 12th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was an American-born Scottish Representative Peer and politician in the British House of Lords.
Nicholas John Albert Fairfax, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron is a Scottish nobleman, peer, and politician. He is the current holder of the title of Lord Fairfax of Cameron, succeeding his father, Thomas Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.
Charles Snowden Fairfax, 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was an American Democratic politician of California. He was of Scottish noble descent, and held a Scottish peerage. Fairfax was lured west as part of the gold rush. The town of Fairfax, California, is named for him.
Ferdinando Fairfax was a Virginia landowner and member of the prominent Fairfax family.
George William Fairfax was a member of the landed gentry of late colonial Virginia and a planter. A contemporary and good friend of George Washington, Fairfax made opportunities for the younger Washington through his powerful family.
Thomas Bryan Martin (1731–1798) was an 18th-century English American land agent, justice, legislator, and planter in the colony of Virginia and in present-day West Virginia. Martin was the land agent of the Northern Neck Proprietary for his uncle Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1693–1781) and served two terms in the House of Burgesses.
Thomas Brian McKelvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, was a Scottish nobleman, peer, and Conservative politician.
Thomas Fairfax, 1st Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP was an English nobleman, soldier, diplomat, and politician, his title being in the Peerage of Scotland.
Vaucluse was a villa in Fairfax County, Virginia, three miles (5 km) from Alexandria and 10 miles (16 km) from Washington, D.C., on a hill near the Virginia Theological Seminary, that was owned first by Dr. James Craik, and later by the Fairfax family, the first being Thomas Fairfax, 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron.
Charles Somers Somers-Cocks, 3rd Earl Somers, styled the Hon. Charles Cocks from 1819 to 1841 and Viscount Eastnor from 1841 to 1852, was a British Conservative Party and then Liberal politician.
Rev. Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1736—1802) was an Anglican clergyman and Scottish peer. He was a lifelong friend of George Washington and became the first American-born Lord Fairfax; his predecessors were born in the UK. The Rev. The Lord Fairfax was the first cousin once removed of the seventh Lord. He lived in Virginia. He was the grandson of Reverend the Hon. Henry Fairfax, second son of the fourth Lord. However, it wasn't until 1800 that he was confirmed in the title by the House of Lords.
William Fairfax (1691–1757) was a political appointee of the British Crown and a politician: he was Collector of Customs in Barbados, and Chief Justice and governor of the Bahamas; he served as Customs agent in Marblehead, Massachusetts before being reassigned to the Virginia colony.
Robert Fairfax, 7th Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP (1707–1793), was a Scottish peer and politician. He died at Leeds Castle, England, which he inherited from his mother Catherine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway.
Thomas Fairfax, 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1762–1846), was an American born Scottish peer, who along with his father, on 11 December 1799, was among the last guests at Mount Vernon before Washington died.
Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP was an English nobleman and politician.
Fairfax is both a surname of Scottish origin which means "fair hair", and a given name. Notable people with the name include: