Fout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Fout is of Scottish origin. It is derived from "Fiddes," the name of a barony once known as Fothes or Futhos located in Foveran, Kincardineshire. The name is thought to be derived from the Gaelic "fiodhais," meaning "wood-place." [1]

Early Origins of the Fout family

The surname Fout was first found in Kincardineshire, where the family claim descent from the old barony of Fides, anciently Futhos or Fothes, in the parish of Foveran. "Eadmund or Edmund de Fotheis and Alwinus or Aleuin, his son who witnessed two charters between 1200-1207, are probably the first recorded of the name. Fergus de Fothes, son of John de Fothes, received in 1289 from Alexander Cumyn, Earl of Buchan, a charter of the whole tenement of Fothes. Payments were made to John Fotis and to Walter de Fothes in 1328-9, Eustace de Futhes was collector of contributions in Aberdeenshire, 1373." [1]

"William Fettes, grandfather of the founder of Fettes College, Edinburgh, was a native of Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire." [1]

To the south in England, Emma Fete was listed in the Curai Regis Rolls for Oxfordshire in 1227; John le Fette was found in Berkshire in 1294; and John ffettys was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

Early History of the Fout family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fout research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1423, 1435, 1447, 1491, 1498, 1488, 1524, 1597, 1600, 1603, 1621, 1671, 1725, 1671, 1687, 1690, 1691 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Fout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fout Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fiddes, Fotheis, Fuddes, Fudes, Futhes, Fouthas, Futhois, Fothes, Futhas, Fudas, Fittes, Fette and many more.

Early Notables of the Fout family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Richard Fiddes (1671-1725), English divine and historian, the eldest son of John Fiddes. He was born in 1671 at Hunmanby, near Scarborough, but was brought up by an uncle who was vicar of Brightwell, Oxfordshire. "By him he was educated at a school at Wickham, near Scarborough. In October 1687 he...
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Fout Ranking

In the United States, the name Fout is the 14,329th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Fout migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fout Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jung Fout, aged 25, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [4]
  • Jacob Fout, who landed in Maryland in 1740 [4]
  • Baldus Fout, who arrived in Maryland in 1740 [4]
Fout Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Fout, who arrived in Maryland in 1844 [4]
  • Henry Fout, who arrived in Maryland in 1844 [4]


The Fout Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Industria
Motto Translation: Industrious.


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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)


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