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The history of the name Folliott goes back 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. Soon after this event, the name would have been given to a free-spirited or eccentric person. Further research showed the name was derived from the Latin word follis which formerly referred to anything filled with air, but which later took on metaphorical connotations of empty-headedness and vanity.

Early Origins of the Folliott family


The surname Folliott was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat from early times, and granted the lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The family originated in Cotentin in western Normandy, and Sampson Foliot was the Seigneur, or Lord, of Montfarville, near Cherbourg.

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Early History of the Folliott family

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Early History of the Folliott family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Folliott research.
Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1599, 1147, 1691, 1762, 1568, 1622, 1603, 1613, 1613, 1697, 1716, 1695, 1697, 1660, 1697, 1692, 1693, 1667, 1701, 1692, 1693, 1655, 1699, 1696, 1765, 1730, 1760 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Folliott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Folliott Spelling Variations

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Folliott Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Folliott has been recorded under many different variations, including Folliot, Foliot, Folliott, Ffolliott and others.

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Early Notables of the Folliott family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Folliott family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Folliott family to Ireland

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Migration of the Folliott family to Ireland


Some of the Folliott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Folliott family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Folliott family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Folliotts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Folliott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elinor Folliott, who settled in Barbados in 1670

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Contemporary Notables of the name Folliott (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Folliott (post 1700)


  • Bruce Folliott, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada

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