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Where did the German Fuch family come from? What is the German Fuch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fuch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fuch family history?The Fuch family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Fuch is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Fuch was given to someone who lived in Franconia, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Fuch include Fuchs, Fuchse, Fuchsen, Fuechs and others.
First found in Franconia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name is associated with ancient noble families from Tirol and Franconia, mentioned as knights in chronicles dating back to 1190. The Fuchs von Fuchsberg branch of Tyrol, where Ulrich Fuchs possessed a castle of the same name around 1267. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fuch research. Another 297 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1566, 1622, 1781, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Fuch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 63 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fuch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Fuch Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Fuch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fuch 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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