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Fothergill Early Origins



The surname Fothergill was first found in Perthshire 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.

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Fothergill Spelling Variations


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Fothergill 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. Fothergill occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Fothergill, Fothergil, Fottinghaul, Fotterall and others.

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Fothergill Early History


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Fothergill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fothergill research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fothergill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fothergill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fothergill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fothergill 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



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 Atlanti c. 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 Fothergill, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Fothergill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Fothergill settled in Maryland in 1732

Fothergill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Fothergill arrived in Philadelphia in 1802

Fothergill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Fothergill, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Robert Fothergill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848

Fothergill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Fothergill, aged 37, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Harriet Fothergill, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fothergill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fothergill (post 1700)



  • Juanita Fothergill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960
  • B. W. Fothergill, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1934
  • Bob "Fats" Fothergill (1897-1938), outfielder in Major League Baseball
  • John Fothergill (1712-1780), English physician
  • Arnold James Fothergill (1854-1932), British cricketer
  • Charles Fothergill (1782-1840), businessman, journalist and political figure in Upper Canada
  • Dorothy Fothergill, Postal Director

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Fothergill Historic Events


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Fothergill Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Francis Fothergill, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Fothergill Family Crest Products


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Fothergill Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Fothergill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fothergill 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.

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