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The name Foutz is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a person with remarkable feet. Nicknames were often used to distinguish a person by a noticeable physical characteristi c. In this case the trait may have been very large feet, or feet which were deformed in some way. The name was originally derived from the Old English word fot which meant foot. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from a residence, in other words someone who lived at the "foot of a mountain". For the Footman variation, the obvious occupational origin as a soldier in the infantry applies and not as a domestic servant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Foutz Early Origins



The surname Foutz was first found in Cheshire where Ernui Fot was listed as an undertenant in the Domesday Book. The same reference lists Godwin Fot in Kent so one can presume that the name was polygenetic.

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Foutz Spelling Variations


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Foutz Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Foote, Foot, Fouts and others.

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Foutz Early History


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Foutz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foutz research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1651, 1450, 1520, 1652, 1683, 1592, 1687, 1646 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Foutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foutz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foutz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foutz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foutz In Ireland


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Foutz In Ireland



Some of the Foutz family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Foutz or a variant listed above:

Foutz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Foutz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761

Foutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James W. Foutz, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1895

Foutz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alonzo Joseph Foutz, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Effie Foutz, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Wayton, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foutz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foutz (post 1700)



  • Frank Hayes Foutz (1877-1961), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • David Luther Foutz (1856-1897), American pitcher for the Saint Louis Browns
  • Russell Foutz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1956
  • J. L. Foutz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1960
  • David L. Foutz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948 (alternate), 1952

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Foutz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Foutz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foutz 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.

This page was last modified on 4 March 2016 at 10:27.

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