The name Fauset 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 Fauset family
The surname Fauset 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
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 Fauset family
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Fauset Spelling Variations
The name Fauset, 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 Fauset family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fauset family to Ireland
Some of the Fauset family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fauset family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Fauset family, or who bore a variation of the surname Fauset were John Fawcett who arrived in Nova Scotia with his wife Jane in 1774. Adam Fawcett had already brought the name to the colonies when he purchased land in Virginia in 1654. By the mid-1800's the Fawcett surname had appeared in Pennsylvania and Louisiana..