Fegley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Fegley family

The surname Fegley 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 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.

Early History of the Fegley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fegley research. Another 219 words (16 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Fegley 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 Fegley family (pre 1700)

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United States Fegley migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Henrich Fegley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Mathias Fegley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fegley (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant Charles E. Fegley III, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer, eponym of the Fegley Glacier, Antarctica
  • Leon Richard Fegley (1936-2001), American professional photographer for Playboy magazine for 30 years
  • Theo C. Fegley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 [2]
  • Nathan Fegley, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Cranesville, Pennsylvania, 1846; Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, 1846-51 [2]
  • Michael Fegley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008 [2]
  • Daniel B. Fegley, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916 [2]
  • Dr. Bruce Fegley, professor at Washington University

  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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