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The distinguished surname Fedele is of German origin. It is derived from the Old Germanic term "Fiedeler," meaning "a fiddler," and was most likely first borne by a traveling musician.

Fedele Early Origins



The surname Fedele was first found in Austria, where since ancient times the Fiedler family had been a prominent contributor to the development of the district. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Fiedler became an integral part of the region's turbulent events and thus the family emerged to form alliances with other distinguished families. The earliest known bearer of the name was Heinrich Fideler, recorded in the "Wurttembergisches Urkundenbuch" in 1258.

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Fedele Spelling Variations


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Fedele Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fiedler, Fiedller, Fieddler, Feydler, Feyddler, Feydller, Fiedeler, Fiedel, Fiedlere, Fiedlen, Fiedle, Fiedllere, Fiedllen, Fiedlle, Feydlere, Feydlen, Feydlel, Viedler, Vieddler, Feydler and many more.

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Fedele Early History


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Fedele Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fedele research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1858 is included under the topic Early Fedele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fedele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fedele Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fedele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fredrik Fiedel, who arrived in New York with his wife and three children in 1709; Gottfrid Viedler, who arrived in New York, N.Y. with his wife Anna Elisabeth and their two children in 1709.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fedele (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fedele (post 1700)



  • Philip A. Fedele, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Michael Fedele, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Fedele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fedele 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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