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The ancient roots of the Federer family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Federer was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where they made great contributions to the feudal society which would become the backbone of early development of Europe.

Federer Early Origins



The surname Federer 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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Federer Spelling Variations


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Federer Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Federer include Feder, Federer, Fedder, Federr, Fehder, Fehdder, Feyder and many more.

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Federer Early History


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Federer Early History



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

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Federer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Federer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Federer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Federer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Federer arrived in Philadelphia in 1731

Federer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottfried Frederick Federer came to Philadelphia in 1855
  • Franz Federer, aged 18, landed in South Dakota in 1899
  • Jacob Federer, aged 8, arrived in South Dakota in 1899
  • Johannes Federer, aged 43, landed in South Dakota in 1899
  • Rosine Federer, aged 6, arrived in South Dakota in 1899
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Federer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Federer, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Landguard, Switzerland, in 1911
  • Josef Federer, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Nikuici, Slovonae, in 1911
  • Kata Federer, aged 3, who landed in America from Katymar, Hungary, in 1912
  • Maria Federer, aged 3, who settled in America from Feggvernsk, Hungary, in 1912
  • Ernst Federer, aged 23, who landed in America from Arbon, Switzerland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Federer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Federer (post 1700)



  • William J. Federer, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1998, 2000, 2004
  • Herbert Federer (1920-2010), American mathematician
  • Roger Federer (b. 1981), Swiss professional tennis player whose achievements rank him among history's most successful tennis players
  • Heinrich Federer (1866-1928), prolific Swiss novelist, whose stories told of Swiss customs and traditions
  • Michelle Federer (b. 1973), famous for her role as Nessarose in the Broadway musical Wicked

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Federer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Federer 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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