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The ancestors of the Fooks family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Fooks came from the Norman personal name Fulco. The line of this name descends from the noble house of Fulco Nerra, who held the title of Count of Anjou, Normandy.

Fooks Early Origins



The surname Fooks was first found in Norfolk where they were granted lands by William de Warrene and were conjecturally descended from Fulco Nerra, the Count of Anjou.

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Fooks Spelling Variations


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Fooks Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Fooks are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fooks include Folke, Folk, Folkes, Fulke, Fooke, Fooks, Foolk, Fowke and many more.

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Fooks Early History


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Fooks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fooks research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1685, 1596, 1662, 1644, 1652, 1638, 1710, 1690 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Fooks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fooks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fooks Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Ffolkes; John Fowke ( c. 1596-1662), an English merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in 1644 and Lord Mayor of...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fooks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fooks In Ireland


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Fooks In Ireland



Some of the Fooks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 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


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Fooks, or a variant listed above:

Fooks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christophl Fooks, aged 27, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Leonard Fooks settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Dewalt Fooks, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • John Nicholas Fooks, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Fooks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Fooks, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1805
  • Ellen Fooks, who arrived in America in 1805

Fooks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mark Fooks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • Eliza Fooks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • William Fooks, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • John Fooks, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • William Fooks, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fooks Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Albert Fooks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861

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Motto


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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: Qui sera sera
Motto Translation: Whatever will be.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Fooks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fooks 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.

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