Feit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Feit family

The surname Feit 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 Feit family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feit research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1774 is included under the topic Early Feit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Feit 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 Feit family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Feit 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 Feit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Feit migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Feit Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicklas Feit, who settled in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Ulrich Feit, who arrived in Maryland in 1762

Contemporary Notables of the name Feit (post 1700) +

  • William Feit, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1858-59 [1]
  • C. F. Feit, American politician, Burgess of Kane, Pennsylvania, 1933-37 [1]
  • Christian Feit (b. 1921), German diplomatist, West German Vice-Consul in New York, Ambassador to Belgium, won the Cross of Merit
  • Sylvie Feit (1949-2021), French actress and artistic director
  • Walter Feit (1930-2004), English mathematician awarded the Cole Prize for Algebra in 1965


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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