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The name Fifoot appears to derive from the medieval nickname of 'Five Feet' although one source states that it does not refer to height, as the average male height was five feet. It is said to refer to a person who could jump five feet or had a long stride. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Ffyvefeet in 1413.

 

Job and Eleanor Fifoot

Job Fifoot was born in 1768. He married Eleanor, who had been born in 1769, and they had son William. Job died in Cardiff on 16 July 1831.

 

CHILDREN

Family of Job and Eleanor Fifoot

William Fifoot was born in Cardiff around 1802. Some early references give his name as Fivefoot. He married Ann Thomas and they had seven children all born in Cardiff where William was employed as a Shipwright. They moved to Nash where he had a shop in which he ran with his wife. William died in Nash and was buried on 3 September 1855 after which his wife Ann moved to Cardiff where she died in 1884.

 

GRANDCHILDREN

Family of William and Ann Fifoot

William Fifoot was born in Cardiff around 1826 with his twin Eliza. He was employed as a Shipwright and in 1844 married Jane Davey, also of Cardiff. They had ten children, all born in Cardiff. William progressed to be a Marine Surveyor and the family moved out to Roath where Jane died in 1894 and William in 1901.

Eliza Fifoot was born in Cardiff around 1826 with her twin William but nothing is known about her life beyond 1841 when she was living in the St. Mary's area of Cardiff with her parents and siblings.

Sarah Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1827 but nothing is known about her life beyond 1841 when she was living in the St. Mary's area of Cardiff with her parents and siblings.

Eleanor Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1829. By 1851 her parents had moved to Nash where they ran a shop and she went with them. In 1859 she married Alfred Holmes and he assisted in the shop. They had at least two children but all trace of the family is lost by 1870.

Thomas Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1831 but only survived for one month.

John Fifoot was born in Cardiff about 1834, moving to Nash with his parents by 1851. He became a Carpenter and, in 1857 married Catherine Hoskins. They had daughter Catherine Flora Hoskins in 1858. John's wife Catharine died in 1859 following which he married Margaret Ann Wonnacott in Newport Monmouthshire in 1960. They had five children all born in Newport. Margaret, who had been born in Devon, died in 1917 and John in 1921.

Thomas Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1835. Like his brother John, he became a Carpenter. Nothing is known about her life beyond 1851.

 

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

Family of William and Jane Fifoot

Maria Fifoot was born in Cardiff about 1845. She was employed as a house servant as a teenager and married Edwin Parrish Mitchell in Cardiff in 1864. They had daughter Clara in 1865 but Edwin died the same year. Two years later, Maria married William Henry Tilke who had moved from Devon. They had four children, all born in Cardiff. Husband William died in 1886 and Maria married Absalom Horsey the same year. Maria was widowed again in 1899, surviving herself until 1915.

Charles Fifoot was born about 1847 in Cardiff. He married Mary Trethowan in Truro in 1870 at which time he was an Elementary School Teacher there. They had two sons born in Cardiff, the second, Hubert Lammond, died in 1875 aged two. About that time, the family emigrated to Australia where six more children were born.

Helen Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1848. She was working as a Machinist when she married Henry Charles Cox on Christmas Eve in 1871. They had seven children.

Sydney Gustave Fifoot was born about 1872 in Cardiff. In 1875 he married Maria M Trevor with whom he had five children, all born in Cardiff. Sydney started work as a Clerk for s Shipbroker but soon taken on by a colliery as their Agent and progressed to be Manager. He died in East Glamorgan in 1942. His wife had pased away in 1937.

Agnes Fifoot was born around 1854 in Cardiff. She married Northumbrian John Robson in 1875. He was a Traveller for a newspaper. They had thee children born in Cardiff. John died in 1889 and Agnes then married widower Thomas Wills in 1894. He hade four children by his previous marriage. Agnes was shown as a Grocer and Confectioner in the census of 1891. Thomas came from Devon and was a Backsmith also a Weighing Machine Fitter.

William Fifoot was born in Cardiff about 1856. He was emploeyed as a Clerk in a Coal Office before he was married to Clara Jane Rees of Cardiff in 1887. They do not appear to have had children. William progressed to be a Colliery Agent and died in Cardiff in 1939. Clara had died the previous year.

Edgar Fifoot was born in Cardiff around 1859 and went to work for the Western Mail newspaper in Cardiff. He married Emily Preston in Cardiff in 1885 and their first two children were born in Roath. They had moved to Willesden when their third child was born in 1898 and Edgar was now working for the News of the World newspaper. He was the General Editor before becoming Manager and a Director. Emily died in Eastbourne in 1937 and Edgar died in South London in 1939 and was buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

Frank Fifoot was born in Cardiff around 1860. He followed two of his elder brothers into the coal industry. He married Thomasine Williams Ninnis from Cornwall and they had four children. Frank worked as a Coal Exporter and died in Cardiff in 1931. His wife Thomasine died in Cardiff in 1944.

Clara Fifoot was born around 1863 in Cardiff and married Arthur John Robbins there in 1885. Jack, as he was known, was a Clerk before becoming a Commercial Traveller. The couple had five children all born in Cardiff. Daughter Agnes Margaret emigrated to Australia where she married Cromwell Harris and bore son Rolf, the renowned artist and entertainer who settled back in England.

Arthur Fifoot was born about 1867 in Cardiff and started work as a Clerk then emigrated to USA in 1885. He married Emma Kendrick and they has son Arthur Sherman.

 

GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

Family of Charles and Mary Fifoot

Sydney Harry Fifoot was born in Truro, Cornwall in 1871. About 1875 he emigrated to Australia with his parents. He died in Australia in 1925.

Hubert Lammond Fifoot was born in Truro, Cornwall in 1873 but only survived until 1875.

Ethel W Fifoot was born in Australia in 1876. She married Arthur Schnieder in 1900. She passed away in 1939.

Elsie I Fifoot was born in Australia in 1880 and died in 1953.

Lillian T Fifoot was born in Australia in 1881. She married Albert Deihm in 1901. She passed away in 1971.

Ida G Fifoot was born in Australia in 1883.

Harold V Fifoot was born in Australia in 1885 but only survived until the following year.

Edgar L Fifoot was born in Australia in 1894 and died in 1913.

 

Family of Sydney G and Maria Fifoot

Charles Trevor Fifoot was born in Cardiff about 1877. He was employed as a Clerk for a Coal Merchant when he married Mabel Elizabeth Brice. The couple had three children and by 1911 Charles was Company Secretary to a Colliery. He died in Cardiff in 1926. His wife Mabel died in Birmingham in 1968.

Sydney Carleton Fifoot was born in 1880 in Cardiff. He married Minnie L Warren in 1911 but it is thought that they had no children. He was an Electrical Engineer by profession and he died in Surrey in 1960.

Louis J Stanley Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1882. He was employed as a Colliery Agent when he married Elsie Biddle in Chorlton, Lancs in 1912. They had two children born in Cardiff. Louis passed away in East Glamorgan in 1956. Elsie died in Pontypool in 1980.

Harold Victor Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1891. It does not appear that he married. He died in Birmingham in 1950.

Cecil Herbert Stuart Fifoot was born in 1899 in Cardiff. During World War 1 he served with the Royal Field Artillery. He married Hjordis Baars Eriksen and had son Erik Richard Sydney. He was author of several books on contract law. He died in 1975.

 

Family of Edgar and Emily Fifoot

Constance Muriel Fifoot was born in Roath, Cardiff on 8 November 1886. By the turn of the century the family had moved to Willesden in London and she was living in Willesden when married Arthur Lawrence Folker in 1915. Their son Edgar was born the following Year. They lived in Richmond up until about the outbreak of the Second World War when they moved to Devon where Arthur died in 1960. Muriel moved to Eastbourne where she passed away in 1975.

Edgar Lyn Fifoot was born in Roath in 1891 then went to London with his parents when they moved. He served with the Royal Fusileers in France during World War 1 where in 1916 he lost the sight of his left eye and was awarded the DSO for conspicuous gallantry. In 1919 he married Signe Johanne Baars Eriksen in Norway then they returned to England where their two children were born in Twickenham. Edgar became Managing Director of the Union Paper Company. He died in South London in 1952. Signe survived him by two years.

Emily Beryl Fifoot was born in Willesden in 1898. She married Lawrence Higgins in Marylebone in 1919 and they had two daughters born in the Bromley area of Kent. She died in Eastbourne in 1981.

 

Family of Frank and Tomasine Williams Fifoot

Gladys May Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1888. She married Donald N Rowe in Cardiff in 1923 but he passed away three years later. The whereabouts of Gladys is not known thereafter.

Doris Ethel Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1892 but nothing is known of her life.

Frank Ronald Fifoot was born in Cardiff in 1895. During World War 1 he served in France as a lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He married Phyllis Blackler in Cardiff in 1923 and they had two children there. He died in the New Forest area in 1963 and Phyllis in 1976.

Doris Ada Fifoot was born in 1902 in Cardiff. Beyond that nothing is known of that.

 

Family of Arthur and Emma Fifoot

Arthur Sherman Fifoot was born in 1889 in Connecticut USA. He married Madeline and their children were Nancy Jean and Richard Edgar.

 


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