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This interesting and unusual surname is of Scottish origin, and is a locational name from Fothringham, near Forfar, which itself 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 honour of Huntingdon. The place in Northamptonshire is derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "fodring", grazing, a derivative of "fodor", fodder, and "eg", island, low-lying land, and was first recorded as "Fodringeia", in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the case of the Scottish place, the final element has been replaced by the Olde English "ham", homestead...

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