Faucett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Faucett 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.

Early Origins of the Faucett family

The surname Faucett 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.

Early History of the Faucett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faucett research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1296, 1332, 1398, 1548, 1553, 1630 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Faucett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Faucett Spelling Variations

The name Faucett, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.

Early Notables of the Faucett family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Edward Forsett (1553?-1630?), English political writer who obtained from Elizabeth in 1583 a twenty-one years' lease of the manor of Tyburn, Middlesex, at the annual rent of 16l. 11s. 8d...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faucett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Faucett family to Ireland

Some of the Faucett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Faucett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Faucett Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Faucett (post 1700) +

  • C. F. Faucett, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Alamance County, 1864 [2]
  • Elmer J. Faucett, founder of Faucett Peru Airlines in 1928, ceased operations in 1997
  • Peter Faucett (1813-1894), Australian barrister, jurist and politician, Solicitor-General (1863-1865)


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barwell
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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