When Thomas Fancher was born in 1745, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Fancher III, was 56 and his mother, Thankful Thomson, was 40. He married Olive Dunbar on 30 July 1765, in Northbury, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 August 1815, in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States.
Altered form of English Fanshaw, which is perhaps a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate in Holmesfield (Derbyshire), which is recorded as le Faunchallegatehede in 1456 and Fawnchallegate in 1472. However, this place may take its name from a surname such as Faunchall or Fanshaw, and not the other way about.
In some cases possibly also an altered form of French Fanger .
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