Fekete History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fekete family

The surname Fekete was first found in Worcestershire at Feckenham, a parish, in the union of Alcester, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire. "This parish, anciently called Fecheham, is situated on the borders of Warwickshire, which bounds it on the east; and on the road from Alcester to Kidderminster. " [1]

Early History of the Fekete family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fekete research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1455, 1487, 1518, 1585 and 1518 are included under the topic Early Fekete History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fekete Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fekete family name include Feckenham, Fekenham and others.

Early Notables of the Fekete family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John de Feckenham (1518?-1585), the last Abbot of Westminster, born in Feckenham Forest, Worcestershire, about 1518. He "was the son of...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fekete Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Fekete family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fekete surname or a spelling variation of the name include: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Houseofnames.com on Facebook