Meaning and Origin of: Fawcett

Family name origins & meanings

  • Northern English : habitational name from Fawcett in Cumbria or Facit in Lancashire, both named from Old English fāh‘(brightly) colored’ + sīde ‘slope’, ‘hillside’. A further possible source, Forcett in North Yorkshire, is named from Old Englishford ‘ford’ + set ‘animal fold’.

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