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The origins of the Featherstonhaugh name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Featherstonhaugh was originally derived from a family having lived in the area that was named Featherstone which was in the counties of Staffordshire, the West Riding of Yorkshire and Northumberland. The surname Featherstonhaugh is a habitation name, which is a type of local name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case, the surname was originally derived from an ancient structure made of three light-weight stones that were found near the dwelling place of the original bearers.

Featherstonhaugh Early Origins



The surname Featherstonhaugh was first found in Northumberland at Featherstone Castle, a large Gothic style country mansion on the bank of the River South Tyne, near the town of Haltwhistle. The 11th century manor house belonged to the Featherstonehaugh family and dates back to the 13th-century. A square three-storey pele tower was added in 1330 by Thomas de Featherstonehaugh. The castle was held in good repair through the centuries as a survey from the year 1541 reported the property to be a tower in good repair and occupied by Thomas Featherstonehaugh. For a brief time, the castle was sold to Sir William Howard in the 17th century, but was repurchased from the Earl of Carlisle in 1711 by Matthew Featherstonehaugh (1662-1762).

Some moved west to Kirk-Oswald in Cumberland. "The estates were granted by Elizabeth to the Dodding family, and subsequently to the Featherstonhaughs, of Northumberland, who have been settled here since the time of James I., and whose mansion, called The College, is a venerable structure, formerly the residence of the provost and fellows of the college. It is romantically situated on a gentle eminence rising from the margin of the Raven beck, at a short distance from the town; and retains its ancient Oriel window, and other interesting details of its original style. The mansion was plundered by the parliamentarian forces; and there is still preserved the copy of a petition presented to the parliament by the widow of Sir Timothy Featherstonhaugh, in which the loss is estimated at 10,000." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Featherstonhaugh Spelling Variations


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Featherstonhaugh Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Featherstonhaugh include Featherston, Featherstone, Fetherstone, Featherstonhaugh, Featherstun, Fetherston, Featherstonaugh, Featherstonhoe, Fetherstonhoe, Fetherstunhaugh, Fetherstonaugh and many more.

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Featherstonhaugh Early History


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Featherstonhaugh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Featherstonhaugh research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1540, 1886, 1621, 1638, 1628, 1711, 1654, 1746, 1776, 1830 and 1923 are included under the topic Early Featherstonhaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Featherstonhaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Featherstonhaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Richard Fetherston (Fetherstone, Featherstone) (executed in 1540), an English Roman Catholic priest, chaplain to Catharine of Aragon and tutor to her daughter, Mary Tudor, he was beatified by Pope Leo XIII, 29 December 1886...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Featherstonhaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Featherstonhaugh In Ireland


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Featherstonhaugh In Ireland



Some of the Featherstonhaugh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Featherstonhaugh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George William Featherstonhaugh, who landed in New York in 1811
  • G W Featherstonhaugh, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • C. Featherstonhaugh, aged 28, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1893

Featherstonhaugh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edgar Hamilton Featherstonhaugh, aged 32, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1920
  • Felicy Featherstonhaugh, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1920
  • Yahne Felicy Featherstonhaugh, aged 2, who settled in America from London, England, in 1920

Featherstonhaugh Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Flora Emma Featherstonhaugh, aged 34, who settled in Midland, Canada, in 1907
  • Marion Featherstonhaugh, aged 58, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Featherstonhaugh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Featherstonhaugh (post 1700)



  • George William Featherstonhaugh FRS (1780-1866), British geologist and geographer, founder of the Abany and Schenectady Railroad, surveyor of the Louisiana Purchase for the American government
  • Rupert Edward Lee "Buddy" Featherstonhaugh (1909-1976), English jazz saxophonist from London

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Valens et volens
Motto Translation: Able and willing.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Featherstonhaugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Featherstonhaugh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 June 2016 at 08:32.

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