Foderingham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Foderingham date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Fotheringhay, in Northamptonshire having derived from the Old English word fodring, which meant grazing. The other portion is the Old English word eg, which meant island. The name as a whole meant "island with good grazing land."

Early Origins of the Foderingham family

The surname Foderingham was first found in Angus where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Foderingham family

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Foderingham Spelling Variations

Foderingham has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Foderingham have been found, including Fotheringham, Fothringham, Fothrynghame, Fotringham, Foderingham, Fotheringay and many more.

Early Notables of the Foderingham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Foderingham family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Foderinghams to arrive on North American shores: John Fotheringham who settled in South Carolina in 1716.

Contemporary Notables of the name Foderingham (post 1700) +

  • Wesley Andrew "Wes" Foderingham (b. 1991), English footballer from Hammersmith, England, goalkeeper for the Rangers, former England U19 international palyer
  • William Cecil "Cece" Foderingham (1919-1983), Canadian football player from Toronto, Ontario; he played for the Toronto Argonauts (1947-1948)
  • Carla Foderingham, former television news presenter in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Facebook
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