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The name Fausett 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.

Fausett Early Origins



The surname Fausett 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.

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Fausett Spelling Variations


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Fausett Spelling Variations



Although the name, Fausett, 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.

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Fausett Early History


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Fausett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fausett research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1296, 1332, 1398, and 1548 are included under the topic Early Fausett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fausett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fausett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fausett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fausett In Ireland


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Fausett In Ireland



Some of the Fausett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words (12 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



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 Atlanti c. 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 Fausett family name Fausett, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Fausett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John B Fausett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fausett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fausett (post 1700)



  • Dan Fausett, American Primetime Emmy Award nominated animator, known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), James Bond Jr. (1991) and Space Jam (1996)
  • Robert Shaw "Buck" Fausett (1908-1994), nicknamed "Leaky", American Major League Baseball third baseman and pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1944 season
  • Lynn Fausett (1894-1977), American painter, brother of William Dean Fausett
  • William Dean Fausett (1913-1998), American painter
  • Asa V. Fausett, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Glendale, California, 1906-09

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. 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.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Fausett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fausett 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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