The Fanchaugh name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived at Fanshawe Gate Hall in the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Fanchaugh family
The surname Fanchaugh was first found in Derbyshire
. The family held high distinction at Fanshawe Gate from early times. This was the site where Thomas Fanshawe (1533-1601), the Queen's Remembrancer and his descendants hailed. Very little is known of the earlier lineage apart from the fact that he was the eldest son of John Fanshawe of Fanshawe Gate and had an uncle name Henry Fanshawe. In addition to Fanshawe Gate, he held estates in Ware Park, Hertfordshire
and Jenkins, in Barking, Essex; presumably some were inherited through the family.
Early History of the Fanchaugh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fanchaugh research.Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1533, 1601, 1569, 1616, 1596, 1665, 1621, 1661, 1608, 1666, 1625 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Fanchaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fanchaugh Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fanchaugh has undergone many spelling variations
, including Fanshaw, Fanshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Fanchaugh family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Fanshawe (1533-1601), English Remembrancer of the Exchequer; Sir Henry Fanshawe (1569-1616), an English Remembrancer of the Exchequer; Thomas Fanshawe, 1st Viscount Fanshawe KB (1596-1665), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1661, supporter of the Royalist cause in... Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fanchaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fanchaugh family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fanchaugh were among those contributors: Richard Fanshaw who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sibilla Fanshaw settled in Virginia in 1726.