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Origins Available: German, Swiss


The Fecht surname was originally occupational for someone who fought in duels.

Fecht Early Origins



The surname Fecht was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Fecht Spelling Variations


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Fecht Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fechter, Fecht, Fechtheim, Fesch, Feschernich, Vechter, Vechten, Vechte, Wachter, Wächter, Factor and many more.

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Fecht Early History


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Fecht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fecht research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1766, and 1779 are included under the topic Early Fecht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fecht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fecht Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fecht Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fecht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Fecht, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Henry Garrelts Fecht, who settled in Illinois in 1874
  • David Fecht, who setted in Iowa in 1894

Fecht Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antje Jaspers Fecht, who setted in Illinois in 1900

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Fecht Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Fecht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fecht 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:39.

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