Feldhaus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Feldhaus emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. Brandenburg-Prussia was essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Early Origins of the Feldhaus family

The surname Feldhaus was first found in East and West Prussia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Feldhaus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feldhaus research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1839, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Feldhaus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Feldhaus Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Feldhaus include Feld, Felde, Fellde, Felder, Fellder, Felden and others.

Early Notables of the Feldhaus family (pre 1700)

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Feldhaus migration to the United States

The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Feldhauss to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Feldhaus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Feldhaus, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Joh Bernh Feldhaus, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Feldhaus, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • Marg Feldhaus, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • Joh Bern Feldhaus, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Feldhaus (post 1700)

  • Frank Feldhaus, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Anaheim, California, 2002 [2]

Citations

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