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The name Fassett is derived from an ancient word meaning "fox on a hillside." Fa’side Castle, sometimes known as Fawside, Falside, Ffauside, Fauxside, or Fawsyde, is a 14th century Keep located in East Lothian, approximately 2 miles southwest of Tranent, and two miles southeast of Musselburgh. The castle dates to 1189, when the monks of Newbattle Abbey granted land to Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester to build the castle on the site. Today the privately held castle still stands and includes a Bed and Breakfast for the weary traveler.

Fassett Early Origins



The surname Fassett was first found in East Lothian, at Fawsyde where one of the first records of the name was Aedmundus de Fayeside who witnessed the grant of Tranent church to Holyrood Abbey be Thos filius Swani ( c. 1150.) More than a century later, Alan de Fausyde witnessed a grant by Peter de Grame to the Hospital of Soltre before 1238.

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Fassett Spelling Variations


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Fassett Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Fassett occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.

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Fassett Early History


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Fassett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fassett research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1296, 1332, 1398, and 1548 are included under the topic Early Fassett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fassett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fassett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fassett In Ireland


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Fassett In Ireland



Some of the Fassett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words (12 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Fassett, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Fassett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fassett, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1654

Fassett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fassett, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Jane Fassett, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Joseph Fassett, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • William Fassett arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fassett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fassett (post 1700)



  • Kaffe Fassett (b. 1937), born Frank Fassett, an American-born artist who is best known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts
  • Jacob Sloat Fassett (1853-1924), American businessman and lawyer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1905-1911)
  • Cornelia Adele Strong Fassett (1831-1898), American portrait painter, best known for her painting of the Electoral Commission of 1877
  • Francis Henry Fassett (1823-1908), American architect designed and built over 400 homes and buildings in Maine
  • Thomas Fassett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1882
  • Kevin A. Fassett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • John Fassett Jr. (1743-1803), American politician, Justice of Vermont State Supreme Court, 1778-85; Member of Vermont State Legislature, 1781
  • Jacob Sloat Fassett (1853-1924), American Republican politician, Newspaper editor; Chemung County District Attorney, 1879-80; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880, 1892, 1904, 1908, 1916;
  • Amos S. Fassett, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1843
  • Albert L. Fassett, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 17th District, 1960
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fassett Historic Events


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Fassett Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Margaret May  Fassett (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Woodside, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Fassett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fassett 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.

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