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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Fein family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Fein surname derives from the Old French word "fin," which could mean "fine," "delicate," "skilled," or even "cunning;" and as such could have been a nickname for a delicate, sensitive, elegant, or clever man.

Fein Early Origins



The surname Fein was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Fein Spelling Variations


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Fein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fin, Fins, Finn, Finns, Fain, Faint, Fains, Faints, Faind, Fainds, Fein, Feint, Feins, Feints, Feind, Feinds, de Fin, du Fin and many more.

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Fein Early History


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Fein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fein research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1498, 1525, 1530, 1532, 1555, 1567, 1571, 1611, 1778, and 1837 are included under the topic Early Fein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Wilhelm Fein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johannes Fein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798

Fein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George P Fein, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • John Peter Fein, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Franz Jak Fein, who landed in America in 1853
  • Mrs. Kaspar Fein, who landed in America in 1858

Fein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Max Fein, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fein (post 1700)



  • Samuel L. Fein (b. 1899), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932
  • Jill Fein, American politician, Representative from Texas 22nd District, 1974; Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1986
  • Daniel B. Fein, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1970
  • Dan Fein, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Mayor of New York City, New York, 2009
  • Arnold L. Fein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Fein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fein 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 11:04.

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