The ancestral home of the Fehdder family is Bavaria
. Fehdder is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria
, where they made great contributions to the feudal
society which would become the backbone of early development of Europe.
Early Origins of the Fehdder family
The surname Fehdder was first found in Bavaria
, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Fehdder family
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Fehdder Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Fehdder include Feder, Federer, Fedder, Federr, Fehder, Fehdder, Feyder and many more.
Early Notables of the Fehdder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fehdder family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fehdder or a variant listed above: Heinrich Feder, who came to Maryland in 1759; Michael Federer arrived in Philadelphia in 1731; Gottfried Frederick Federer came to Philadelphia in 1855..