The 52-year-old MEP took to the social media website Twitter to express his delight.
He wrote: “I never thought I’d see the day where the House of Commons overwhelmingly voted for Britain to leave the European Union.”
The Commons voted 494 to 122 in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. It will now move on to the House of Lords.
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was in jubilant mood
I never thought I’d see the day where the House of Commons overwhelmingly voted for Britain to leave the European Union
Ukip MEP Nigel Farage on Twitter
A small Labour rebellion of just 52 MPs, including 14 from the party’s front bench, ignored a three-line whip from leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The motion was passed by a majority of 372 at 8.15pm earlier this evening.
At the time of writing Mr Farage’s post had been retweeted over 1,300 times and he had been inundated with messages from supporters and well-wishers.
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Joe Greene wrote: “@Nigel_Farage all we need to say is… Thank you.”
Another tweeter added: “You’re a hero Nigel, thanks so much for everything you’ve done for our country.”
While Twitter user Nicola said: “I could not be happier! Thank you for all you’ve done to make this happen Nigel.”
Michael Gove, Conservative MP
One of the leading Brexit campaigners was Boris Johnson, MP
And Tim Newling added: “Take a bow Sir Nigel, it’s all down to you.”
Ukip spokesman on fisheries and veterans Mike Hookem MEP was also in jubilant mood writing on the same site: “Great to hear the article 50 bill has cleared the Commons. It’s a shame yet more MPs believe they are above the will of the people though.”
Douglas Cardwell, a founding member of Vote Leave, and Ukip MP for Clacton wrote: “Look at that. What a difference in just two years.” His message was accompanied by an image of the Commons vote.
Ukip MEP and former leader Nigel Farage
Neither of the two key Conservative figures that lead the Brexit campaign in the run up to the referendum – MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove – and tweeted about the historic vote, at the time of writing.
The party’s Jonathan Arnott, Ukip MEP for the North East added: “The Brexit bill passed through the Commons without amendment. Unelected peers must also bow to the will of the British people.”