Falgout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Falgout family

The surname Falgout 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 Falgout family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Falgout research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Falgout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Falgout Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Falgout were recorded, including Fieldgate, Fellgate, Felgate, Fellgett, Filgate, Fieldgett, Feelgate, Fielgate, Fillgate and many more.

Early Notables of the Falgout family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Falgout family to Ireland

Some of the Falgout 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 Falgout family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Falgout family emigrate to North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

Contemporary Notables of the name Falgout (post 1700) +

  • Seaman Second Class George Irvin Falgout (1922-1942), United States Naval Reserve sailor, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his great heroism and determination to defend his ship at the cost of his life, eponym of the destroyer escort USS Falgout (DE-324)

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