Fehr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fehr family

The surname Fehr was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Fehr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fehr research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1702 is included under the topic Early Fehr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fehr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veirs, Vers, Veires, Fers, Fehrs, Feirs, Vehrs, Viers, Veirz, Feirz, Verz, Vair, Vairs, Veurs, Vayers, Vayres, Feuers, Veirz, Veurz and many more.

Early Notables of the Fehr family (pre 1700)

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Fehr migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fehr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Fehr, who arrived in Carolina in 1734 [1]
  • Andreas Fehr, who settled in America in 1738
  • Jacob Fehr, who landed in Carolina in 1738 [1]
  • Sebastian Fehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Conrad Fehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fehr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Henry Fehr, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]
  • Katharina Fehr, who landed in Venezuela in 1842 [1]
  • Henry Fehr, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Jose Fehr, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Adam Fehr, who settled in St. Clair Co. IL in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fehr migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fehr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Barbara Fehr, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Fehr, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
Fehr Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Fehr, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Aganetha Janzen Fehr, who settled in Manitoba in 1875
  • Aganetha Fehr, who settled in Manitoba in 1875
  • William Fehr, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Agatha Petkau Fehr, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fehr migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fehr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Fehr, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Mary Phoebe Fehr, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Fehr (post 1700)

  • Rudi Fehr (1911-1999), American film editor
  • Rick Fehr (b. 1962), American golfer
  • Donald Fehr (b. 1948), American baseball official
  • O. L. Fehr, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 [2]
  • Elizabeth Fehr, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949 [2]
  • Konrad Fehr (b. 1910), Swiss field hockey player
  • Mario Fehr (b. 1958), Swiss politician
  • Martin Fehr (1885-1938), Swedish politician
  • Oded Fehr (b. 1970), Israeli actor
  • Oskar Fehr (1871-1959), German ophtalmologist
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Fehr family

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  • Georg Fehr (1910-1941), German Stabsbootsmann who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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