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Multiple Origins for the Surname Felix


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Felix Early Origins



The surname Felix was first found in Sussex 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 1122 when Felix Monchus held estates in that shire.

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Felix Spelling Variations


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Felix Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Felix include Felix, Felicks, Fellicks, Feelix, Feelicks, Fealix and many more.

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Felix Early History


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Felix Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Felix research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1229, 1352, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Felix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Felix Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Felix Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Felix Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Felix Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Felix, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Felix Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magdalena Felix, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Barbara Felix arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Michael Felix, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Nicolaus Felix, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Stephani Felix, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Felix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Don Felix arrived in Baltimore in 1823
  • A Felix, aged 15, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Henry Felix settled in Rhode Island in 1833
  • Francis Felix, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Gustav Adolph Felix, who landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Felix Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catharina Felix, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Isaac Felix, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Felix, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Philip Felix, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Felix (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Felix (post 1700)



  • Paul Felix, American politician, Mayor of Kenner, Louisiana, 1916-20
  • Otis L. Felix, American politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1975-78
  • Louis E. Felix, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 9th District, 1921
  • John Henry Felix, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 2008
  • John A. Felix, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 9th District, 1980
  • Fanette L. Felix, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000
  • Dennis J. Felix Sr., American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Warren, Michigan, 1995
  • David H. H. Felix, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 6th District, 1934; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1938, 1940
  • Albert M. Felix, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1952
  • Allyson Felix (b. 1985), American Olympic track and field athlete who won four gold and two silver at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 games
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Felix Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Felix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Felix 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.

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