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The ancestral home of the Fedder family was in the German state of Bavaria. Fedder is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where they made great contributions to the feudal society which would become the backbone of early development of Europe.

Fedder Early Origins



The surname Fedder was first found in Bavaria, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Fedder Spelling Variations


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Fedder Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Fedder include Feder, Federer, Fedder, Federr, Fehder, Fehdder, Feyder and many more.

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Fedder Early History


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Fedder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fedder research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1797, 1623 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Fedder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fedder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fedder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fedder 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fedder or a variant listed above:

Fedder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Harman Fedder, who arrived in New York in 1664

Fedder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Fedder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fedder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fedder (post 1700)



  • Reinhart C. Fedder (b. 1879), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Michigan City, Indiana, 1934-38, 1943-44
  • Francis G. Fedder, American politician, Mayor of Michigan City, Indiana, 1956-59

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Fedder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fedder 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 20 January 2016 at 10:51.

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