Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived 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 Foskett family
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 Foskett family
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Foskett Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Foskett were recorded, including Foskett, Foscote, Foscott, Foxcote, Foxcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Foskett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foskett family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Foskett family emigrate to North America:
Foskett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Foskett (post 1700)
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