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Feist Early Origins



The surname Feist 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.

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Feist Spelling Variations


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Feist Spelling Variations



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

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Feist Early History


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Feist Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feist research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1774 is included under the topic Early Feist History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Feist Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Feist were Joseph Veith, who was a prominent librarian in Tyrol. Isak Veith was an eminent doctor and physician in Hall, and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Feist 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:

Feist Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Feist, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Feist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Feist, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Lorenz Feist, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Feist Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Morris Feist, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905

Feist Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Valentin Feist, aged 19, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feist (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Feist (post 1700)



  • Roberta Feist, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kansas State Senate 30th District, 2000
  • Joseph Feist, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • Gene Feist (1923-2014), American playwright, theatre director and co-founder of the Roundabout Theater Company
  • Felix Ellison Feist (1910-1965), American film and television director
  • Raymond Elias Feist (b. 1945), American fantasy fiction author
  • Admiral Rainer Feist (1945-2007), German Navy officer, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) in NATO
  • Walter Feist, German five-time gold medalist luger
  • Sigmund Feist (1865-1943), German Jewish pedagogue and historical linguist
  • Mark J. Feist (b. 1970), Australian multi-platinum producer/songwriter

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Feist Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Feist Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feist 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 11:08.

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