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The Anglo-Saxon name Fanton comes from when the family resided in the region of Fenton. The surname Fanton originally derived from the Old English words Fenne and Tun which referred to an enclosed region by a dyke. There are numerous listings of this local name: a township near Carlisle, Cumberland; a chapelry in the parish of Beckingham, Lincoln; and a hamlet in the parish of Kettlethorpe, Lincoln.

Fanton Early Origins



The surname Fanton was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Fanton Spelling Variations


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Fanton Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fanton include Fenton, Fentun, Fentoun, Fentown, Fentoune and many more.

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Fanton Early History


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Fanton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fanton research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1261, 1539, 1608, 1603, 1683 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Fanton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fanton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fanton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fanton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fanton In Ireland


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Fanton In Ireland



Some of the Fanton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Fanton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Fanton, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1895

Fanton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Fanton, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Mary Fanton, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Anna Fanton, aged 29, who arrived in America from Tersero, Austria, in 1911
  • Giv. Batt. Fanton, aged 30, who arrived in America from Consedo, Italy, in 1913
  • Giovanni Fanton, aged 30, who arrived in America from Calalzo di Cadore, Italy, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fanton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Fanton, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fanton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fanton (post 1700)



  • Dimon S. Fanton (1838-1882), American politician, 9th Warden of the Borough of Norwalk, Connecticut (1856-1859)
  • Andy Fanton, British comic strip creator, artist and writer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Gwell angau na gwarth
Motto Translation: Death before disgrace.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fanton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fanton 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 11 November 2014 at 06:32.

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