Fasnacht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fasnacht family

The surname Fasnacht was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Fasnacht family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fasnacht research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fasnacht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fasnacht Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fasnacht, Fassnacht, Fasnachts, Fassnachtes, Fassnachts, Fasnachtes, Fasnaacht and many more.

Early Notables of the Fasnacht family (pre 1700)

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United States Fasnacht migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fasnacht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Adam Fasnacht, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johan Fasnacht, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
Fasnacht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Fasnacht, who arrived in Arkansas in 1875 [1]
  • Julius Fasnacht, who arrived in Arkansas in 1875

Canada Fasnacht migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fasnacht Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Fasnacht (post 1700) +

  • Sergeant Charles H. Fasnacht (1842-1902), American soldier who fought in the American Civil War, awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia on 12 May 1864


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0


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