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Fosdick Early Origins



The surname Fosdick was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1202 when Walter de Fosdik held estates in that shire.

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Fosdick Spelling Variations


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Fosdick 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 Fosdick include Fosdick, Fosdike, Fossdick, Forsdick, Fossdike, Fosdyke, Forsdyke, Fozdick and many more.

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Fosdick Early History


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Fosdick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fosdick research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Fosdick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fosdick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fosdick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fosdick Notables 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



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:

Fosdick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Fosdick, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1636

Fosdick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C Fosdick, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Fosdick, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Fosdick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. Bertha Fosdick, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Philipp Fosdick, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Raymond D. Fosdick, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Robert Fosdick, aged 10, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • R. C. Fosdick, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fosdick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fosdick (post 1700)



  • William Whiteman "W.W." Fosdick (1825-1862), American poet, writer and song lyricist
  • Nicoll Fosdick (1785-1868), American merchant and politician from New York
  • Dudley Fosdick, American jazz musician who played the Mellophonium
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969), American Liberal Protestant preacher and author from Buffalo, New York

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

    The Fosdick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fosdick 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 August 2014 at 09:15.

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