Fancott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fancott family

The surname Fancott was first found in Lincolnshire where the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire. De Fanecourt was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1279. [1] They were originally from Fallancourt (Falencourt) in Seine-Inf, Neufchatel in Normandy. [2]

Important Dates for the Fancott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fancott research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1203, 1247, 1273, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Fancott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fancott Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Fancott are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fancott include Fancourt, Fancor, Cancour, Fancott, Fancutt, Fancot, Fancut, Fancort, Fanecourt, Fanecor and many more.

Early Notables of the Fancott family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Fancott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Fancott family

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Fancott, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
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