Feeling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Feeling is German in origin. It is derived from "Fehling," a German place name meaning "plain" or "field." It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of Fehling.

Early Origins of the Feeling family

The surname Feeling was first found in Germany, where the name Fehlin came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to medieval society. The family later became more prominent as various branches acquired distant estates thereby elevating their social status.

Early History of the Feeling family

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Feeling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fehlin, Fehling, Fehlling, Fehllin, Fehlen, Fehllen, Feylin, Feyllin, Feylen, Feyllen, Fehlinger, Fehllinger, Fehl, Fehll, Fehle and many more.

Early Notables of the Feeling family (pre 1700)

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United States Feeling migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Feeling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Feeling, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1796 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Feeling (post 1700) +

  • Durbin Feeling (1946-2020), American Cherokee linguist who wrote the first Cherokee–English dictionary


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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