Origins Available: German
The Fecht surname was originally occupational
for someone who fought in duels.
Early Origins of the Fecht family
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.
Early History of the Fecht family
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Fecht Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fechter, Fecht, Fechtheim, Fesch, Feschernich, Vechter, Vechten, Vechte, Wachter, Wächter, Factor and many more.
Early Notables of the Fecht family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fecht family to the New World and Oceana
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 settled in Iowa in 1894
Fecht Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antje Jaspers Fecht, who settled in Illinois in 1900