Fancourt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Fancourt family
The surname Fancourt 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.  They were originally from Fallancourt (Falencourt) in Seine-Inf, Neufchatel in Normandy. 
Early History of the Fancourt family
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Fancourt Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Fancourt has been recorded under many different variations, including Fancourt, Fancor, Cancour, Fancott, Fancutt, Fancot, Fancut, Fancort, Fanecourt, Fanecor and many more.
Early Notables of the Fancourt family (pre 1700)
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To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Fancourts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Fancourt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fancourt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century