The name Fauldhouse was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Fauldhouse family lived in Staffordshire
, where they were Lords of the Manor of Fauld.
Early Origins of the Fauldhouse family
The surname Fauldhouse was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Fauld. Conjecturally they are descended from Hubert and Robert of Fauld, father and son Norman nobles, who held their lands at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086 from Henry de Ferrers.
Early History of the Fauldhouse family
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Fauldhouse Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Fauld, Faulds, Faldow, Faldo, Faldoe, Fauldo, Fauldow, Fauldhouse, Falder, Fauls, Fawles and many more.
Early Notables of the Fauldhouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fauldhouse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Fauldhouse or a variant listed above: Bartholomew Faldoe who settled in Massachusetts in 1635.