Feiler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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]  This duality of origin is indeed rare.
Early Origins of the Feiler family
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. 
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. 
Early History of the Feiler family
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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.
Early Notables of the Feiler family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Roger Felde ( fl. 1407), of Hereford, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Hereford in 1407; Sir James Field of West Harrow; and Edmund Feilde (Field) (1620-1676), an English barrister and politician, son of Thomas Feilde, rector of St Andrew's, Hertford.
John Field or Feild (1520-1587), 'Proto-Copernican' of England, son of Richard Field (d. 1542), was born, as is supposed, at Ardsley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, between 1520 and 1530. "He lived in London at the date of his first ‘Ephemeris,’ and appears, from a remark in a manuscript in the Lambeth Library...
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Migration of the Feiler family to Ireland
Some of the Feiler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Feiler migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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, who 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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Feiler (post 1700) +
- Bruce Feiler (b. 1964), American writer on faith and family who developed the Feiler Faster Thesis
- 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 
- Paul Feiler (1918-2013), German-born artist
- Hertha Feiler (1917-1970), Austrian actress of the 1940s and 1950s
Related Stories +
- ^ Hargrave, Basil, Origins and Meanings of Popular Phrases & Names. London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd, Cobham House, 24 and 26 Black Friars Lane, 1949. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html