Faucett Name

There are several different lineages of Faucett’s. According to the Historical Research Center the Faucett name appears in their databases back to England, Ireland and France. We have successful documented that our Faucett lingeage in from England.

The English family name Faucett is of toponymic origin, that is, it was based on the name of the town or village from whence the first bearer of the name hailed. According to Histroical Research Center, the surname Faucett originally referred to a person from Fawcett in Westmorland. Some of the numerous Yorkshire Fawcetts, probably derive from Forcett in NR Yorkshire, which is indistinguishable in pronunciation from “Fawcett”. Variants of this surname include Fausset, Faucssett and Fawcett. Early references to this surname or to a variant include a record of one Robert Fawsett, who appears in the “Register of the Free Men of the City of York” in 1548. The Center also finds a registered William Faucett, who is listed in the Heart Tax of Suffolk in 1674.

Research is ongoing as it is quite likely that this name has been documented even earlier than the date indicated above. The modern spelling of most English surnames is comparatively recent and is usually a phonetic rendering of the name which is fund in parish registers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, is should be noted that the name itself, in its various orthographic forms, may have been borne by the same family for a States in documents dating as early as 1684, in which year it is recorded that the emigration of Walter Faucet, settled in Pennsylvania.

In the specific case of our Faucett lineage, we have documentation leading back to John Fawcett in Lamborn, Durham, England in 1637. Generations later a Richard Fawcett having 6 children born in England with his wife traveled to North Carolina, America in approximately 1750. Once arriving in the Carolinas he had six more children. the six he had in England had their surname spelled FAWCETT. The six born in America he dropped the W and spelled all their surnames FAUCETT. Thus how we arrive at our current day Faucett surname.

Blazon of Arms: A lion rampant sable debruised by a bend gobony argent and gules

Translation: Or, (yellow) signifies Generosity; Sable (black); Constancy; Argent Magnanimity

Crest: Ademi lion rampant sable holding in the paws a Tuscan column inclined bendways, gobony argent
and gules, the base and capital

Origin: England

2 Responses to Faucett Name

  1. Hughie Fawcett says:

    To Who It May Concern : That would handle the Ancestry of The Faucett,Fawcett History in Durham ,England over to Grange Park, Toomebridge,Taylorstown,Millquarter,Grange,Grange of Ballyscullion, Fern,Waterford Ireland or Antrim,Northern Ireland My Line goes like this: I would like to know if their is a Family Crest and Blazon of Arms and Translation and Origin of the Family name and I had always been told that the Faucetts and Fawcetts came from Scandivanian Country and than to Norway and than to Some Area in France around the time of the Edit of Nance I believe and I am trying to take it as far back as possible is their any websites that have it done already? My Line goes like this that I know of from my research…. I was told the furthest they could find info was John Fawcett born 7-18-1674 or 9-18-1676 in Fern,Waterford and died 1731 figuring it was in the Fern,Waterford area for death now I noticed that there is a record of one Robert Fawsett, who appears in the “Register of the Free Men of the City of York” in 1548. The Center also finds a registered William Faucett, who is listed in the Heart Tax of Suffolk in 1674. . Now a question I have was Robert Fawsett born 1548 John Fawcett born Fern,Waterford 1637 and 1674. Research is ongoing as it is quite likely that this name has been documented even earlier than the date indicated above. The modern spelling of most English surnames is comparatively recent and is usually a phonetic rendering of the name which is fund in parish registers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, is should be noted that the name itself, in its various orthographic forms, may have been borne by the same family for a States in documents dating as early as 1684, in which year it is recorded that the emigration of Walter Faucet, settled in Pennsylvania.

    In the specific case of our Faucett lineage, we have documentation leading back to John Fawcett in Lamborn, Durham, England in 1637. Generations later a Richard Fawcett having 6 children born in England with his wife traveled to North Carolina, America in approximately 1750. Once arriving in the Carolinas he had six more children. the six he had in England had their surname spelled FAWCETT. The six born in America he dropped the W and spelled all their surnames FAUCETT. Thus how we arrive at our current day Faucett surname. See My John Faucett and William Faucett and Courtney and Samuel Faucett or Fawcett and that John Faucet was my direct line and Johns Son was Thomas Fawcett born 1700 died 1775 he was married to Mary Wilson born July 1745 and died 1773 or 1793 and they had one daughter and four sons John born 1750 died 1831 and Courtenay Fawcett dates unknown and Lydia Fawcett dates unknown and Samuel Fawcett dates unknown and My GGGG Grandparents were I believe William born abt 1770 married Joanna Fawcett late 1790’s he was a baker and a farmer in Grange and My GGG Grandparents were Powell Fawcett born in 1801 in Grange Park his brother Courtenay was born 1800 and than their daughter Lydia Fawcett dates unknown and Samuel Fawcett dates unknown and John was married to Deborah last name unknown and Anne Fisher. John Fawcetts son was Thomas Fawcett born in 1782 in Grange married 3/26/1817 to Mary Clark and Thomas died 8/30/1868 Lisburn,Antrim,NI and Mary Clark was born February 17, 1773 and she died 6/7-9/1862 by any chance can you give me more information on this Faucett(Fawcett Line)Going back as far as possible. My GG Grandparents were Courtenay Fawcett born 1835-1838 in Millquarter,Antrim County and he married Jane Conaway on March 8, 1858 in Grange of Ballyscullion Church of Ireland and My Great Grandparents were William John Fawcett born January 26, 1863 in Millquarter he married Elizabeth Small in the Church of Ireland in Duneane Parish because The Church of Ireland in Grange of Ballyscullion where they would have gotten married the Church was being repaired and she was born abt 1862 from Ballyhogan or Ballymena and My Grandfather was Hugh Small Fawcett born in 1894 in Toomebridge/Taylorstown,Antrim County and they attended The Grange Presbyterian Church in Grange, Antrim County. Please Any Help you could give me I would truly appreciate it. Yours Truly, Hughie Fawcett lkyspgot57@aol.com

  2. Hughie Fawcett says:

    Hi I am Hughie Fawcett from Greensburg,PA U.S.A. and would someone help me out in Tracing The Powell Fawcett Line from Grange either Northern Ireland or Ireland or Scotland possibly England or Wales . I want to trace the Powell Fawcett Line as far back that I can with siblings and parents where they lived and what did they do and where did they attend church and were any of my line in The UK Military is there any records on them. A Great Genealogists would you please help. I am told I have family and relatives in Scotland would love to know where his name is Courtney Fawcett. Please Help. Thank You, Hughie Fawcett my email is lkyspgot57@aol.com and lkyspgot57@ancestry.com Please HELP………

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