Foubister History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the name Foubister are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings It is a name for someone who lived in Foubister, a township in the parish of St. Andrews, Orkney. The Orkney Islands were settled by Viking raiders led by Sigurd the Stout in the 9th century, after being dispossessed of their lands in Norway by the king of Norway as he extended his kingdom.

Early Origins of the Foubister family

The surname Foubister was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times and gave their name to the village and township of Foubister in the parish of St. Andrews in the Orkney Islands.

Early History of the Foubister family

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Foubister Spelling Variations

Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Foubister has been spelled Foubister, Fowbister, Fourbister, Ffoubister, Fowbuster, Foubester, Fowbyster and many more.

Early Notables of the Foubister family (pre 1700)

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United States Foubister migration to the United States +

The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Foubister family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Foubister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Foubister, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1876
Foubister Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Isabella Sinclair Foubister, aged 34, who landed in America from Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Foubister (post 1700) +

  • Amanda Foubister, American nominee for the World Fantasy Special Award (2011)
  • John Foubister, Scottish political candidate for the Orkney Islands Council election, 2007, 2012
  • Captain Peter Foubister, British captain of the Princess Royal in 1796
  • Jim Foubister, Canadian ice hockey player who was in the 1974 List of New York Islanders draft picks
  • Peter Foubister, British editor of Autosport, a weekly magazine covering motorsport (1988-1992)
  • Ronald Gordon "Ron" Foubister (1912-1954), New Zealand road cyclist at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Amanda Foubister, stunt woman in Hollywood movies [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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