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Thursday, November 27th, 2003, 09:10 AM
What nationality is Faison ?

Thursday, November 27th, 2003, 12:18 PM
What nationality is Faison ? French...

Thursday, November 27th, 2003, 12:43 PM
how could you tell so ? i did not know my friend was part french ... they lied to me !

Friday, November 28th, 2003, 09:34 PM
Not really sure ...

Friday, November 28th, 2003, 11:14 PM


Gesta Bellica
Friday, November 28th, 2003, 11:24 PM


Hmm never heard that family name in italy...
it looks more a distortion of an anglo-saxon family name like Fayson or similar..
Bit if it's a distortion it may be as well French or Italian from Veneto
I did a random research with yahoo and all the Faisons look americans, quite strange...

Saturday, November 29th, 2003, 04:23 AM
There is a black character actor named Frankie Faison, you may have seen him in the Silence of the Lambs films as one of the orderlies who looks after Hannibal Lecter. He also played in some bizarre film where his character dressed in a black SS uniform and was known as "the black Führer of Harlem." :rofl He is married to a Jewish woman.


He's a very dark black man, I doubt he's mixed very much at all. Maybe he took his name from an Italian-American slave owner.

Saturday, November 29th, 2003, 04:47 AM
the name couldn't possibly be jewish right ?

Saturday, November 29th, 2003, 04:27 PM
Faison doesn't sound Jewish at all. I'd guess your friend's name is from Anglo-Norman, Gaelic or French extraction. Could be a corruption of another Saxon surname as another poster mentioned or even Danish. What did your friend tell you his ethnic background was? Ashkenazi Jews usually have very gaudy German last names dealing with mountains made from precious metals or flowers. Faison doesn't sound Sephardic either, if he was part Sephardic you wouldn't have to ask if he was Jewish you'd know it by looking at him.

Monday, December 1st, 2003, 11:22 AM
he said specifically russian and jewish---then open just white... i presume he is just a mut with all these different things mixed together ?