Fauth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Fauth family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived at or near a forth, which is an area of the river that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading. The word forth developed into the modern English word ford.

Early Origins of the Fauth family

The surname Fauth was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Fauth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fauth research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1379, 1610, 1676, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Fauth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fauth Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Fauth include Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.

Early Notables of the Fauth family (pre 1700)

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United States Fauth migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Fauth were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Fauth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Jacob Fauth, who landed in America in 1765 [1]
  • Johann Jakob Fauth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Johannes Fauth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]
  • Wilhelm Fauth, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Fauth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Fauth, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1880 [1]
Fauth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anton Fauth, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1906 [1]
  • Katarina Fauth, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1906 [1]
  • Michael Fauth, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1906 [1]


  1. ^ 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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