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Early Origins of the Feidt family

The surname Feidt was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name was taken from St. Veit (in Latin, Vitus) who was the patron saint protecting against fire and lightning.

Early History of the Feidt family

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Feidt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veith, Veit, Veidt, Veid, Vietsch, Feidt, Feit, Veitl, Veitel, Vaith and many more.

Early Notables of the Feidt family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Feidt were Joseph Veith, who was a prominent librarian in Tyrol. Isak Veith was an eminent doctor and physician in Hall, and...
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United States Feidt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Feidt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jost Feidt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Feidt (post 1700) +

  • Daniel S. Feidt, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 34th District, 1959 [2]
  • Claude Feidt (1936-2020), French Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Aix from 1999 to 2010

  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 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook