The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland
in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Ffoubister family. They lived in Foubister, a township in the parish of St. Andrews, Orkney
. The Orkney
Islands were settled by Viking raiders led by Sigurd the Stout in the 9th century, after being dispossessed of their lands in Norway by the king of Norway as he extended his kingdom.
Early Origins of the Ffoubister family
The surname Ffoubister was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times and gave their name to the village and township of Foubister in the parish of St. Andrews in the Orkney
Early History of the Ffoubister family
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Ffoubister Spelling Variations
Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations
of the name Ffoubister include Foubister, Fowbister, Fourbister, Ffoubister, Fowbuster, Foubester, Fowbyster and many more.
Early Notables of the Ffoubister family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ffoubister family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Ffoubister or a variant listed above, including: David Foubister arrived in Pennsylvania in 1876.