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Fossett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Fossett is derived from an ancient word meaning "fox on a hillside." Fa’side Castle, sometimes known as Fawside, Falside, Ffauside, Fauxside, or Fawsyde, is a 14th century Keep located in East Lothian, approximately 2 miles southwest of Tranent, and two miles southeast of Musselburgh. The castle dates to 1189, when the monks of Newbattle Abbey granted land to Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester to build the castle on the site. Today the privately held castle still stands and includes a Bed and Breakfast for the weary traveler.

Early Origins of the Fossett family


The surname Fossett was first found in East Lothian, at Fawsyde where one of the first records of the name was Aedmundus de Fayeside who witnessed the grant of Tranent church to Holyrood Abbey be Thos filius Swani (c. 1150.) More than a century later, Alan de Fausyde witnessed a grant by Peter de Grame to the Hospital of Soltre before 1238.

Early History of the Fossett family


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Fossett Spelling Variations


During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Fossett occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Fawcett, Fawsyde, Faucett, Fallcett, Fawcitt, Faucitt, Fawside and many more.

Early Notables of the Fossett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fossett family to Ireland


Some of the Fossett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fossett family to the New World and Oceana


Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Fossett, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Fossett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Fossett, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Fossett, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Fossett, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Fossett, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Fossett, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fossett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Fossett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • William Fossett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Mary A. Fossett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Amelia Fossett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Henry Fossett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Fossett (post 1700)


  • James Stephen "Steve" Fossett (1944-2008), American aviator, sailor, and adventurer who became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He was reported missing after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return and on November 26, 2007, Fossett's wife requested that Fossett be declared legally dead. The petition was granted on February 15, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    James Fossett. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Fossett. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fossett

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ James Fossett. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Fossett. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fossett

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