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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



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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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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