The Seefelt surname is a habitational name from any of numerous places named so named. These place names Seefeld, are derived from the Middle High German words "se," meaning "lake," and "velt," which describes open country.
Early Origins of the Seefelt family
The surname Seefelt was first found in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs. Seefeldt is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.
Early History of the Seefelt family
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Seefelt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Seefeldt, Seefeldte, Seefelldt, Sefeldt, Seefeldts, Seefeldtes, Seefeld, Seefelt, Seafeldt, Seafelt and many more.
Early Notables of the Seefelt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seefelt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J.B. Sevelt, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1820; Charles A. Seafeld, who came to Galveston, TX in 1839; W. Seefeldt, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1854.