Fegely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Fegely is derived from the Middle High German word "fegen," meaning "to clean." The name was most likely initially borne by a cleaner of weapons and armor.

Early Origins of the Fegely family

The surname Fegely was first found in Swabia, where it first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was "der junger Veger" ("the young Veger",) who lived in the town of Leonberg near Stuttgart in 1350. The young Fegely family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Important Dates for the Fegely family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fegely research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1500, 1504, 1624, 1684, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Fegely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fegely Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fegley, Fegly, Feggley, Fegele, Fegely, Fege, Vegley, Vegely, Veger, Fachling and many more.

Early Notables of the Fegely family (pre 1700)

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Fegely migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fegely Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barnard Fegely, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Christina Fegely, aged 4, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Eve Maria Fegely, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Jacob Fegely, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fegely (post 1700)

  • Samuel Fegely, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District, 1841-46 [2]
  • Richard Strachan "Dick" de Fegely (1928-2012), Australian politician who was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Ballarat Province in 1985, Shadow Minister for Housing and Construction from 1988 to 1989

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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