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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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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    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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