Fehl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Fehl family

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.

Important Dates for the Fehl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fehl research. Another 57 words (4 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Fehl family (pre 1700)

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Fehl migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Fehl, age 25, who settled in Missouri in 1840
  • John Fehl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • Nicholas Fehl, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [1]
  • Nicholas Fehl, who settled in Allegany county, Pennsylvania in 1879

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 [2]
  • Philipp Fehl (1920-2000), Austrian artist and art historian

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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