This Hungarian surname, Fazekas, comes from the term ‘fazek’ which refers to a pot or potter. The various spelling for Fazekas include Fazenda, Fazakas, Faza, Fayyad, Faytour and Fazackerley. The Fazekas name is primarily in the Eastern European country of Hungary. Within the United States many with the Fazekas name settled in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Famous: Laszlo Fazekas (professional footballer in Hungary), Nick Fazekas (professional basketball play in the USA), Tibor Fazekas (Olympic polo play for Hungary in 1912 and 1924) and Istavan Fazekas (an English and Hungarian chess master).