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Fencott Early Origins



The surname Fencott was first found in Oxfordshire at Fencott (Fencot), a hamlet in the parish of Charltonupon-Otmore, union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Fencote, held by the Abbess of Fencote from the King, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Fencott and Murcott is a civil parish about 4 miles (6 km) south of Bicester in the Cherwell district of Oxfordshire.

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Fencott Spelling Variations


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Fencott Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Fencote, Fencot, Fencott, Fencourt, Fencourte, Fencord and many more.

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Fencott Early History


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Fencott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fencott research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1347 and 1352 are included under the topic Early Fencott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fencott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fencott Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fencott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Fencott name or one of its variants:

Fencott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fencott came to Maryland or Virginia in 1666
  • John Fencott, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • Ann Fencott came to Maryland in 1667
  • Ann Fencott, who arrived in Maryland in 1667

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fencott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fencott (post 1700)



  • Clive Fencott (b. 1952), English writer and sound poet associated with the British Poetry Revival
  • Kenneth Sydney "Ken" or "Kenny" Fencott (b. 1943), English former footballer who played from 1961 to 1967 for Aston Villa and Lincoln City
  • Trevor Fencott, Canadian producer, known for his work on Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green (2005), Lost Girl (2010) and Starz presents Zombie Mania (2008)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Fencott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fencott 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 1 March 2016 at 07:57.

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