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The Fotheringham name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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."

Fotheringham Early Origins



The surname Fotheringham was first found in Angus 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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Fotheringham Spelling Variations


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Fotheringham Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fotheringham has undergone many spelling variations, including 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 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1296, and 1358 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fotheringham were among those contributors:

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
  • John Knight Fotheringham FBA (1874-1936), British historian who established the chronology of the Babylonian dynasties, Fellow of the British Academy in 1933
  • Martyn Fotheringham (b. 1983), Scottish football midfielder from Perth, Scotland
  • 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
  • Allan Fotheringham (b. 1932), nicknamed Dr. Foth, a retired Canadian newspaper and magazine journalist from Hearne, Saskatchewan
  • Mark Fotheringham (b. 1983), Scottish football player from Dundee, Scotland
  • Kevin Fotheringham (b. 1975), Scottish footballer with East Fife
  • ... (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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Fotheringham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fotheringham 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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