Show ContentsFosset History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Fosset first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Fosset family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Fosset was an occupational name for a reaper or mower, or a maker of scythes deriving from the Old French word "fauche," which meant "scythe."

Early Origins of the Fosset family

The surname Fosset was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Fosset family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fosset research. Another 444 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1476, 1688, 1594, 1667, 1688, 1711, 1755, 1789, 1800, 1815, 1820, 1644, 1696, 1653 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Fosset History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fosset Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Faucher, Fauché, Fauchet, Foucher, Fauchey, Focher, Foché, Foucher, Fochay, Fouché and many more.

Early Notables of the Fosset family (pre 1700)

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United States Fosset migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fosset Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Fosset, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fosset (post 1700) +

  • Marc Fosset (1949-2020), French jazz guitarist from Paris

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook