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

The name Fozard is derived from an ancient word meaning "fox on a hillside." Fa’side Castle, sometimes known as Fawside, Falside, Ffauside, Fauxside, or Fawsyde, is a 14th century Keep located in East Lothian, approximately 2 miles southwest of Tranent, and two miles southeast of Musselburgh. The castle dates to 1189, when the monks of Newbattle Abbey granted land to Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester to build the castle on the site. Today the privately held castle still stands and includes a Bed and Breakfast for the weary traveler.


The name, Fozard, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.

First found in East Lothian, at Fawsyde where one of the first records of the name was Aedmundus de Fayeside who witnessed the grant of Tranent church to Holyrood Abbey be Thos filius Swani (c. 1150.) More than a century later, Alan de Fausyde witnessed a grant by Peter de Grame to the Hospital of Soltre before 1238.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fozard research. Another 182 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1296, 1332, 1398, and 1548 are included under the topic Early Fozard History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Fozard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Fozard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Fozard surname who came to North America were:

Fozard Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Fozard, aged 43, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Rachael Fozard, aged 41, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Wm H Fozard, aged 31, who landed in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1908
  • Benjaman Fozard, aged 60, who landed in America from Batley, England, in 1915
  • William Fozard, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1917


  • Professor John William Fozard OBE FRS (1928-1996), British aeronautical engineer who helped to design the Hawker Siddeley Harrier


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  11. ...

The Fozard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fozard 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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