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The name Fawcett 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.

Fawcett Early Origins



The surname Fawcett 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 Swani ( c. 1150.) More than a century later, Alan de Fausyde witnessed a grant by Peter de Grame to the Hospital of Soltre before 1238.

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Fawcett Spelling Variations


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Fawcett Spelling Variations



The name Fawcett, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.

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Fawcett Early History


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Fawcett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fawcett research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1296, 1332, 1398, and 1548 are included under the topic Early Fawcett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fawcett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fawcett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Fawcett In Ireland


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Fawcett In Ireland



Some of the Fawcett 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.

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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Fawcett family, or who bore a variation of the surname Fawcett were

Fawcett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adam Fawcett purchased land in Virginia in 1654
  • Adam Fawcett, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • John Fawcett, who landed in Maryland in 1657

Fawcett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cath Fawcett, aged 21, landed in New Castle in 1804
  • Sarah Fawcett, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844
  • George Fawcett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845
  • Miles Fawcett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849

Fawcett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Fawcett arrived in Nova Scotia with his wife Jane in 1774
  • Robert Fawcett, aged 30, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774

Fawcett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Fawcett, who landed in Prince Edward Island in 1817

Fawcett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Fawcett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838
  • James Fawcett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839
  • Jane Fawcett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839
  • Edward Fawcett, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • William Fawcett, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fawcett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fawcett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Fawcett landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • George Fawcett, aged 55, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Ann Fawcett, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Robert Fawcett, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fawcett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fawcett (post 1700)



  • Susan Fawcett, American politician, Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 2002
  • Lewis L. Fawcett (b. 1872), American Republican politician, Chair of Kings County Republican Party, 1901-06; Judge, Kings County Court, 1906-17; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1918-40; Defeated, 1912
  • James M. Fawcett, American Republican politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1948
  • James H. Fawcett, American politician, Candidate for burgess of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, 1933; Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 40th District, 1934
  • James C. Fawcett, American politician, Mayor of Grafton, West Virginia, 1971-74
  • Jacob Fawcett (b. 1847), American Republican politician, Jo Daviess County Judge, 1886-87; District Judge in Nebraska, 1896-1904; Justice of Nebraska State Supreme Court, 1908-17; Chief Justice of Nebraska State Supreme Court, 1915
  • Howard B. Fawcett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940
  • David B. Fawcett, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1996
  • Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009), American multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actress, best known for her role on the television series Charlie's Angels, in 1976
  • Joy Fawcett (b. 1968), retired American soccer player
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fawcett Historic Events


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Fawcett Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Wright Fawcett, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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    Other References

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    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

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