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Where did the English Felton family come from? What is the English Felton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Felton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Felton family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Felton surname lived in Felton, a place-name found in many locations throughout England. There are places named Felton in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Northumberland, and Shropshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English elements feld, which means field, and tun, which meant enclosure or farm, and later fort or town. It would have translated as "farm or village in open country."
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Felton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Felton include: Felton, Feltone and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Felton research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1570, 1619, 1690, 1656, 1660, 1595 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Felton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 157 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Felton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Felton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Felton or a variant listed above:
Felton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Felton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Felton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Felton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Felton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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