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Fechter Early Origins



The surname Fechter was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Fechter Spelling Variations


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Fechter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Victor, Victoria, Vechter, Vechten, Viechter, Fichter and many more.

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Fechter Early History


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Fechter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fechter research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1522 is included under the topic Early Fechter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fechter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fechter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fechter 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:

Fechter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charlotta Fechter settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Charlotta Fechter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Anna Margaretha Fechter, who came to Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Anna Margaretha Fechter settled in Pennsylvania in 1741

Fechter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Fechter settled in New York, NY in 1865
  • August Fechter, who settled in New York, NY in 1865
  • Elise Fechter, who settled in America in 1867
  • Elise Fechter came to America in 1867
  • Elisabeth Kuhn Fechter settled in America in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fechter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eugen Fechter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1907
  • Eugen Fechter settled in New York, NY in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fechter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fechter (post 1700)



  • Louis Fechter Sr. (1851-1921), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 48th District, 1905-06
  • Charles Albert Fechter (1824-1879), Anglo-French actor, was born, probably in London, of French parents, although his mother was of Piedmontese and his father of German extraction

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

    The Fechter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fechter 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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