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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fausset first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Fausset family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Fausset was an occupational name for a reaper or mower, or a maker of scythes deriving from the Old French word "fauche," which meant "scythe."

Fausset Early Origins



The surname Fausset was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Fausset Spelling Variations


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Fausset Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.

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Fausset Early History


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Fausset Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fausset research. Another 887 words (63 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1476, 1688, 1594, 1667, 1688, 1711, 1755, 1789, 1800, 1815, 1820, 1644, 1696, 1653 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Fausset History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fausset Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fausset Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fausset Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fausset Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Fausset, aged 23, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]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)

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