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Origins Available: German, Swiss


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

Fechtheim Early Origins



The surname Fechtheim 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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Fechtheim Spelling Variations


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Fechtheim 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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Fechtheim Early History


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Fechtheim Early History



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

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Fechtheim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fechtheim Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fechtheim 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 or some of its variants were: Cornelis Martensen Factor, who arrived in New York in 1662; Charlotta Fechter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738; Anna Margaretha Fechter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1741.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Fechtheim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fechtheim 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 2 October 2003 at 15:48.

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