Early Origins of the Fastalf family
The surname Fastalf was first found in Norfolk
at the coastal town of Yarmouth (Great Yarmouth.) Fastolf was listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086 and later in 1291, Alexander, and William Fastolf were listed in the Feet of Fines of Suffolk
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Thomas Fastolf of Reedham and Great Yarmouth was one of the first records of the name. He was father to Nicholas Fastolf (died 1330), an English judge who is generally thought to have been the first judge to hold the office of Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
and Thomas Fastolf (Fastolfe) who died in 1361, an English canon lawyer and Bishop of St David's.
Early History of the Fastalf family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fastalf research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1361, 1380 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Fastalf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fastalf 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 Fastalf has appeared include Fastalf, Fastoff, Fastolf, Fastoff, Fastolfe and others.
Early Notables of the Fastalf family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Fastolf of Caister-on-Sea; and his son, Sir John Fastolf KG
(1380-1459), an English knight during the Hundred
Years War, inspiration for Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff. For his efforts in France, he was... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fastalf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fastalf family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fastalf arrived in North America very early: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..