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Felgate Early Origins



The surname Felgate was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 1203 when Godwin de Fieldgate held estates in the county.

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Felgate Spelling Variations


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Felgate Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Felgate are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Felgate include: Fieldgate, Fellgate, Felgate, Fellgett, Filgate, Fieldgett, Feelgate, Fielgate, Fillgate and many more.

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Felgate Early History


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Felgate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Felgate research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Felgate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Felgate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Felgate Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Felgate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Felgate In Ireland


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Felgate In Ireland



Some of the Felgate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Felgate or a variant listed above:

Felgate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Felgate, who arrived in Virginia in 1628
  • Tobye Felgate, who arrived in Virginia in 1630
  • Erasmus Felgate, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Rob Felgate, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • William Felgate, who arrived in Virginia in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Felgate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Felgate, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"
  • Daniel Felgate, aged 29, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • Lucy Felgate, aged 34, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851

Felgate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Felgate landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Felgate, aged 40, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Martha Felgate, aged 41, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Merinda Felgate, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • John Felgate, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Felgate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Felgate (post 1700)



  • Harry P. Felgate, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1906; Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 2nd District, 1930
  • David Felgate (b. 1960), former Welsh football goalkeeper

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Felgate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Felgate 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 6 August 2016 at 19:33.

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