Falgoust History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Falgoust family
The surname Falgoust was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1203 when Godwin de Fieldgate held estates in the county.
Early History of the Falgoust family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falgoust research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Falgoust History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Falgoust Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Falgoust has been spelled many different ways, including Fieldgate, Fellgate, Felgate, Fellgett, Filgate, Fieldgett, Feelgate, Fielgate, Fillgate and many more.
Early Notables of the Falgoust family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Falgoust family to Ireland
Some of the Falgoust family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Falgoust family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Falgousts to arrive in North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
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