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The Welsh name Fedor comes from the personal name Tudur, an ancient Celtic name of unknown meaning. It is thought that the name, especially the form Tewdwr, may have also emerged as a Welsh version of the Latin Theodorus.

Fedor Early Origins



The surname Fedor was first found in Herefordshire, where Tudor Trevor was Lord of Hereford, Whittington, and both Maelors. He was founder of the Tribe of the Marches, born in Denbigh, son of Ynyr Ap Cadforch, whose descendants intermarried with the distinguished families of North Wales.

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Fedor Spelling Variations


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Fedor Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Fedor have included Tudor, Tudyr Tuder, Tudar and others.

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Fedor Early History


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Fedor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fedor research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1406, 1400, 1411, 1400, 1401, 1486, 1502, 1499, 1500, 1503 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Fedor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fedor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fedor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Maredydd ap Tudur (Meredith Tudor) (died 1406), Welsh soldier and nobleman from the Tudor family of Penmynydd and Owen Tudor's father, supported the 1400 Welsh uprising of his first cousin Owain Glyndwr, following the demise of Glyndwr's revolt, much of the...

Another 212 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fedor 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



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Fedor:

Fedor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Fedor, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Anna Fedor, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Fedor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andras Fedor, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1901
  • Andras Fedor, aged 42, who landed in America from Sasnko, Hungary, in 1905
  • Andras Fedor, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Osvorcsorkany, Hungary, in 1908
  • Andras Fedor, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Fajdacska, Hungary, in 1909
  • Andras Fedor, aged 22, who landed in America from Vorosvagos, Hungary, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fedor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fedor (post 1700)



  • Teresa Fedor, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004; Member, Rules Committee, 2008
  • Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores (b. 1985), Venezuelan footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

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