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Where did the English Fauth family come from? What is the English Fauth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fauth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fauth family history?

The present generation of the Fauth family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived at or near a forth, which is an area of the river that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading. The word forth developed into the modern English word ford.

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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Fauth include Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.

First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauth research. Another 195 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1379, 1610, 1676, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Fauth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fauth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Fauth were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Fauth Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johann Jacob Fauth, who landed in America in 1765
  • Johann Jakob Fauth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Johannes Fauth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Wilhelm Fauth, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Fauth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • George Fauth, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1880

Fauth Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Anton Fauth, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1906
  • Katarina Fauth, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1906
  • Michael Fauth, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1906

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The Fauth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fauth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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