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Faunce Early Origins



The surname Faunce was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates at Plymouth. They are believed to have been originally from Saxby Saphy in Worcestershire about 1000 A.D.

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Faunce Spelling Variations


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Faunce Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Faunce include Fowns, Fownes, Vownes, Faun, Faunce, Vaunce, Vaun, Fones, Foynes, Voynes, Phones, Phowns and many more.

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Faunce Early History


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Faunce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faunce research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1538, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1455, 1487, 1610 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Faunce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faunce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faunce Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Faunce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faunce In Ireland


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Faunce In Ireland



Some of the Faunce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Faunce or a variant listed above:

Faunce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Faunce, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Manasseh Faunce, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faunce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Faunce (post 1700)



  • John M. Faunce, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1996, 2000
  • Jennifer Faunce (b. 1965), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 29th District; Elected 1998, 2000
  • Burr Faunce, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Ida Township, Michigan, 1935
  • Benjamin Alden Faunce (1874-1941), American Republican politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1929-31; Postmaster at East Lansing, Michigan, 1931-35

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Faunce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faunce 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 March 2016 at 14:00.

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