The Foxcott name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Foscott, Berkshire, or Forscote, Somerset
, or Foxcote, Gloucestershire
, or Foxcott, in Hampshire
. The name means "cottage where there are a lot of foxes."
Early Origins of the Foxcott family
The surname Foxcott was first found in Buckinghamshire
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.
Early History of the Foxcott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foxcott research.Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Foxcott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Foxcott 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 Foxcott has undergone many spelling variations
, including Foskett, Foscote, Foscott, Foxcote, Foxcott and many more.
Early Notables of the Foxcott family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Foxcott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Foxcott family to the New World and Oceana
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 Foxcott were among those contributors: Elizabeth and Symon Foskett who settled in Virginia in 1653.