name Forscutt comes from when the family resided in Foscott, Berkshire, or Forscote, Somerset
, or Foxcote, Gloucestershire
, or Foxcott, in Hampshire
. The name means "cottage where there are a lot of foxes."
Early Origins of the Forscutt family
The surname Forscutt was first found in Buckinghamshire
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 Forscutt family
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Forscutt Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Forscutt include Foskett, Foscote, Foscott, Foxcote, Foxcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Forscutt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forscutt family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Forscutt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Thomas Forscutt, aged 64, who settled in America from Sydney, Australia, in 1922
- Louisa Jane Forscutt, aged 54, who landed in America from Sydney, Australia, in 1922
- Olive Anna Forscutt, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Sydney, Australia, in 1922
Forscutt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Thomas Forscutt, aged 31, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Forscutt (post 1700)
- Mark Hill Forscutt (1834-1903), English hymn writer, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement
- Krystal Forscutt (1986-1986), Australian model and reality TV contestant