Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Fonsh family once lived at Fanshawe Gate Hall in the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Fonsh family
Derbyshire. The family held high distinction at Fanshawe Gate from early times. This was the site where Thomas Fanshawe (1533-1601), the Queen's Remembrancer and his descendants hailed. Very little is known of the earlier lineage apart from the fact that he was the eldest son of John Fanshawe of Fanshawe Gate and had an uncle name Henry Fanshawe. In addition to Fanshawe Gate, he held estates in Ware Park, Hertfordshire and Jenkins, in Barking, Essex; presumably some were inherited through the family.
Early History of the Fonsh family
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Fonsh Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fonsh family name include Fanshaw, Fanshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Fonsh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fonsh family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fonsh surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Fanshaw who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sibilla Fanshaw settled in Virginia in 1726.
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