The name Fedoroff is a patronymic
surname formed by adding one of the many Russian suffixes, such as "-ov" and "-ovic" to the personal name
Feder. The name most likely comes from the Russian "feodor," meaning "God's gift." It is also possible that this name was derived from the Old English "feder," which meant feather. Perhaps the name was first born by someone whose occupation
Early Origins of the Fedoroff family
The surname Fedoroff was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the population of the Russian Empire.
Early History of the Fedoroff family
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Fedoroff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Federov, Federoff, Federolff, Fedorov and many more.
Early Notables of the Fedoroff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fedoroff family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Federolf, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730; Niclaus Federolff, who came to South Carolina in 1754 with his wife and three children, and Peter Federoff, who came to Pennsylvania in 1743..
Contemporary Notables of the name Fedoroff (post 1700)
- Nina Vsevolod Fedoroff (b. 1942), American professor known for her research in life sciences and biotechnology, member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, awarded the Howard Taylor Ricketts Award in 1990