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The distinguished surname Fehl 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.

Fehl Early Origins



The surname Fehl 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.

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Fehl Spelling Variations


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Fehl 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.

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Fehl Early History


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Fehl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fehl research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1811 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Fehl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fehl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fehl Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fehl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Fehl, age 25, came to Missouri in 1840
  • John Fehl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Nicholas Fehl, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Nicholas Fehl settled in Allegany county, Pennsylvania in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fehl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fehl (post 1700)



  • Fred Fehl (1906-1995), Vienna-born, American photographer
  • Raymond N. Fehl, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1940
  • Philipp Fehl (1920-2000), Austrian artist and art historian

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Fehl Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Fehl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fehl 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 20 January 2016 at 10:54.

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