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The name Feiler is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the area that was near a field. This surname is a topographic name and is derived from the Old English word feld, which literally means the pasture or open country. In this case, the bearer of the surname Feiler lived in an area of land that was cleared of forest. Interestingly, "Field, or De la Felda embraces both English and Norman families. Richard de la Felda is mentioned in Normandy, temp John." [reign 1199-1216] [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
This duality of origin is indeed rare.

Feiler Early Origins



The surname Feiler was first found in many shires and counties throughout Britain. Some of the earliest records show: Thomas atte Felde in the Writs of Parliament of 1301; William de la Felde in Gloucestershire during reign of King Edward I; and John de la Felde in Herefordshire at about the same time. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Linot ate [atte] Feld and William a la Feld in Oxfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Robert de Felde was listed as a Templar in Gloucestershire in 1185 and Hugo de la Felde was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Bedfordshire in 1188. John del Feld was listed in Suffolk in 1190 and James atte Felde was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Feiler Spelling Variations


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Feiler Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Feiler are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Feiler include: Field, Feild, Felde and others.

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Feiler Early History


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Feiler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feiler research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1676, 1407, 1407 and are included under the topic Early Feiler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feiler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Feiler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Feiler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feiler In Ireland


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Feiler In Ireland



Some of the Feiler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Feiler or a variant listed above:

Feiler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Feiler, aged 28, arrived in Missouri in 1847
  • Emilee Feiler, aged 25, who arrived in America from Germany, in 1892
  • Friedrich Feiler, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Gottlob Feiler, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • Bertha Feiler, aged 54, who arrived in America, in 1896

Feiler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Feiler, aged 21, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1905
  • Eva Feiler, aged 26, who arrived in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1907
  • Franz Feiler, aged 24, who arrived in America from Lovrin, Hungary, in 1909
  • Anna Feiler, aged 19, who arrived in America from Drohobyos, Austria, in 1910
  • Gittel Feiler, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feiler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Feiler (post 1700)



  • Edwin J. Feiler Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2000
  • Andrew Feiler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2004
  • Bruce Feiler (b. 1964), American writer on faith and family who developed the Feiler Faster Thesis
  • Paul Feiler (1918-2013), German-born artist
  • Hertha Feiler (1917-1970), Austrian actress of the 1940s and 1950s

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Citations


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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Feiler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feiler 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.

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