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The name Fellers has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a friend or comrade. The surname Fellers originally derived from the Old English word Feolaza which affectionately meant "partner" or "shareholder." As a surname, it was likely taken on by a member of a trade guild.

Fellers Early Origins



The surname Fellers was first found in Huntingdon. However another branch of the family was later found at Shotesham in Norfolk. "Shotesham Park, the seat of Robert Fellowes, Esq., is a handsome mansion, erected by the late Mr. Fellowes, near the site of the ancient Hall, which was surrounded with a moat. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Fellers Spelling Variations


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Fellers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fellers have been found, including Fellow, Fellows, Fellowes, Felloe and others.

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Fellers Early History


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Fellers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fellers research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1820 and 1910 are included under the topic Early Fellers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fellers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fellers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fellers 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Fellers, or a variant listed above:

Fellers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Fellers, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Phillip Fellers, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Alevine Fellers, aged 8, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Antonitte Fellers, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Georg Fellers, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fellers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Morse Fellers, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Mrs William S Fellers, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Frans Fellers, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921

Fellers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Fellers, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Jane Fellers, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Maria Fellers, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • George Fellers, aged 13, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • James Fellers, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fellers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fellers (post 1700)



  • Zachariah Fellers, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Princeton, West Virginia, 1874-89
  • Brigadier-General Bonner Frank Fellers (1896-1973), American Secretary-General of Allied Council for Japan (1946)
  • Richard Dean "Dick" Fellers (b. 1943), American country musician
  • Carl R. Fellers (1893-1960), American food scientist and microbiologist who was involved in the pasteurization of dried foods
  • Sierra Fellers (b. 1986), American professional skateboarder

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Patientia et perseverantia cum magnanimitate
Motto Translation: Patience and perseverance with magnanimity.


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Fellers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fellers 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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