The name Faussett 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 Faussett family
The surname Faussett 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 Faussett family
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Faussett Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Faussett occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.
Early Notables of the Faussett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Faussett family to Ireland
Some of the Faussett 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.
Migration of the Faussett 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Faussett, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Faussett (post 1700)
- H. W. Faussett, American Democrat politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives from Washakie County, 1965 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html