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Fotheringham Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Fotheringham near Forfar, which seems to have been named after Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire, which was held in the 12th century by the royal family of Scotland as part of the honor of Huntingdon. The Northamptonshire place appears in Domesday Book as Fodringeia, probably from Old English fodring ‘grazing’ (a derivative of fodor ‘fodder’) + eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. In the case of the Scottish place, the final element has early been replaced by -ham ‘homestead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Frothingham, Nottingham, Cottingham, Everingham, Kettering

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Fotheringham Family Origin

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Fotheringham Family Occupations

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  • Linen Weaver

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Iron Moulder

    3%

In 1881, the most common Fotheringham occupation in the UK was Linen Weaver. 5% of Fotheringham's were Linen Weavers. A less common occupation for the Fotheringham family was Iron Moulder. Linen Weaver, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fotheringham.

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