Feldwick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Feldwick family
The surname Feldwick was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Feldwyck. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1296 when Roger de Feldwycke held estates in that county at Feldwycks now West Hoathly.
Early History of the Feldwick family
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Feldwick Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Feldwick has been recorded under many different variations, including Feldwick, Fieldwick, Fieldwyck, Fletwick, Fletwicke, Feldwich and many more.
Early Notables of the Feldwick family (pre 1700)
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Feldwick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century