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Where did the German Fegley family come from? What is the German Fegley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fegley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fegley family history?

The ancient and distinguished German surname Fegley 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.

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

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 Fegley 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fegley research. Another 278 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1500, 1504, 1624, 1684, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Fegley History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fegley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fegley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Bernard Fegley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Henrich Fegley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Mathias Fegley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733

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  • Leon Richard Fegley (1936-2001), American professional photographer for Playboy magazine for 30 years
  • Lieutenant Charles E. Fegley III, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer, eponym of the Fegley Glacier, Antarctica
  • Dr. Bruce Fegley, professor at Washington University


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The Fegley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fegley 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 27 July 2012 at 09:03.

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