Faucette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Faucette 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 Faucette family

The surname Faucette 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.

Important Dates for the Faucette family

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

Faucette Spelling Variations

Although the name, Faucette, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.

Early Notables of the Faucette family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Faucette family to Ireland

Some of the Faucette 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.

Faucette migration to the United States

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 Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Faucette family name Faucette, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Faucette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James C. Faucette, aged 24, who arrived in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1915

Contemporary Notables of the name Faucette (post 1700)

  • John M. Faucette (1943-2003), American science fiction author
  • Mark Faucette (b. 1958), former National Hockey League referee
  • Charles "Chuck" Faucette Jr. (b. 1963), former American football linebacker

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