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Multiple Origins for the Surname Fotheringham


Scottish


The name Fotheringham has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from when the Fotheringham family lived in Fotheringhay, in Northamptonshire having derived from the Old English word "fodring," which meant "grazing." The other portion is the Old English word "eg," which meant "island." The name as a whole meant "island with good grazing land." The suffix was later replaced by “-ham”, meaning “homestead”. That a family assumes the name of the place where they lived is often indicative the degree of power and influence they held in that area.

Fotheringham Early Origins



The surname Fotheringham was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, seated there since about 1130 A.D. Because of their geographical location, it is highly probable that they are also of Pictish ancestry. The earliest explicit record of the Fotheringham family was in Angus in 1261, when Dominus Robert de Ffodryngay (an ancient form of Fotheringham) was witness to the Maule Charter signed in that year. Other ancestors who held titles were Master Henry of Fottyngham, rector of the church of Taruedal in Ross in 1274, Roger de Foderinggeye, vicar of the church of Kilmor in the county of Ross and Henry de Foddrynghame, sheriff of Perth and Banff in 1358. Other recorded occurrences of the name include Walter de Fodringgeye, who was one of the executors of the will of Dervorgilla, wife of John de Baliol, in 1291, Huwe (or Hugh) de Foderingeye of the county of Perth, who rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296, Henry de Foddrynghame who was deputy of the sheriff of Perth in 1358 and is probably the same Henry de Fodrynghay who witnessed a Brechin document in 1364, Robyn of Fodryngame, who was one of the assize on the marches of Woodwrae in 1388, Alexander Forigham, who appears as a witness in Brechin in 1464 and finally Thomas Foddringhame of Poury (a variation on Pourie), who was witness to a charter by John Jardin of Appilgarth in 1476.

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Fotheringham Spelling Variations


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Fotheringham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fotheringham, Fothringham, Fothrynghame, Fotringham, Foderingham, Fotheringay and many more.

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Fotheringham Early History


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Fotheringham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fotheringham research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1358 and 1377 are included under the topic Early Fotheringham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fotheringham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fotheringham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fotheringham 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fotheringham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fotheringham who settled in South Carolina in 1716

Fotheringham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Fotheringham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Fotheringham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Fotheringham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Douglas Fotheringham, aged 27, a herdsman, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"
  • Margaret Fotheringham, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Fotheringham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. S. Fotheringham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870
  • Margaret Fotheringham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870
  • John Fotheringham, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fotheringham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fotheringham (post 1700)



  • David B. Fotheringham, American politician, Mayor of Spokane, Washington, 1891-92
  • Aaron Fotheringham (b. 1991), American wheelchair athlete
  • James Gibb Fotheringham (1933-1977), Scottish football defender
  • Martyn Fotheringham (b. 1983), Scottish football midfielder from Perth, Scotland
  • Mark Fotheringham (b. 1983), Scottish football player from Dundee, Scotland
  • Kevin Fotheringham (b. 1975), Scottish footballer with East Fife
  • Willie Fotheringham, Scottish footballer
  • John Knight Fotheringham FBA (1874-1936), British historian who established the chronology of the Babylonian dynasties, Fellow of the British Academy in 1933
  • Alasdair Fotheringham, British sports journalist for The Independent, The Independent On Sunday and The Guardian
  • William Fotheringham (b. 1964), British journalist and author specialising in cycling and rugby
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fotheringham Historic Events


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Fotheringham Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George Fotheringham (b. 1916), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Thorne, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Fotheringham Clan Badge


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Fotheringham Clan Badge




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Fotheringham Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Fotheringham
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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  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. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  11. ...

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