Feeldent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Feeldent date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Feeldent family lived in the fields having derived from the Old English word feld, which meant field.

Early Origins of the Feeldent family

The surname Feeldent was first found in Lancashire at Witton, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn. "Witton House, an elegant stone edifice, is the seat of Joseph Feilden, Esq.; it is picturesquely situated, and surrounded by a finely-wooded park of 500 acres." [1]

Important Dates for the Feeldent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feeldent research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1510, 1620, 1884 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Feeldent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Feeldent Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Feeldent are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Feeldent include: Fielden, Feilden, Fieldon, Feildon, Feelden, Feeldon, Pheldon, Phelden and many more.

Early Notables of the Feeldent family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Feeldent family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Feeldent or a variant listed above: Thomas Fielden settled in New York in 1764; William Fielden arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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