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.
Early Origins of the Fausett family
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
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 Fausett family
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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.
Early Notables of the Fausett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fausett family to Ireland
Some of the Fausett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fausett family to the New World and Oceana
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 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html