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."
Early Origins of the Fausset family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Fausset family
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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.
Early Notables of the Fausset family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fausset family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fausset Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Fausset Family Crest Products