The name Fedler arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Fedler family lived in or near the settlement of Vis-de-lou in Normandy
. Over time, the pronunciation of this place-name changed into Fedler.
Early Origins of the Fedler family
The surname Fedler was first found in Surrey
where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The personal Norman name, Le Fidelaire, originated from Normandy.
Early History of the Fedler family
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Fedler Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Fiddler, Fidler, Fiddlar, Fidlar, Fidelow, Fydler and many more.
Early Notables of the Fedler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fedler family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fedler or a variant listed above: Phillip Fidler settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747; John Fidler arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; John Frederick Fiddler arrived in Philadelphia in 1834.