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The ancient roots of the Fanshaw family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Fanshaw comes from when the family lived at Fanshawe Gate Hall in the county of Derbyshire.

Fanshaw Early Origins



The surname Fanshaw 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.

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Fanshaw Spelling Variations


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Fanshaw Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fanshaw has appeared include Fanshaw, Fanshawe and others.

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Fanshaw Early History


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Fanshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fanshaw research. Another 137 words (10 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 Fanshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fanshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fanshaw Early Notables (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 Fanshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fanshaw arrived in North America very early:

Fanshaw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Fanshaw settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Fanshaw, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635

Fanshaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sibilla Fanshaw settled in Virginia in 1726

Fanshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Fanshaw, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Julia Fanshaw, aged 14, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Margaret Fanshaw, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Catherine Fanshaw, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Julia Fanshaw, aged 14, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Fanshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fanshaw Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2016 at 09:45.

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