Show ContentsFellicks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Fellicks comes from when the family resided in Normandy where Radulphus Fellex of Normandy 1195 and Nicholas Feliz were listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae in 1198. [1]

The name can be used as either a forename or surname and literally translates from Latin as "happy, fruitful, fortunate, lucky." [2] [3]

Saint Felix (d. 647?), was Bishop of Dunwich. He was born and ordained in Burgundy and ventured to England inspired by a desire for missionary work. "He sought Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury, and told him his desire, whereon Honorius sent him to East Anglia, having previously consecrated him to be bishop of that people. Felix was counted as an English saint, and his festival was fixed on 8 March. Tradition connects Felix with the monastery of Ely." [4]

Early Origins of the Fellicks family

The surname Fellicks was first found in Sussex where the name was first referenced in the year 1122 when Felix Monchus held estates in that shire. At about the same time, Felix filius Hamonis, and Hamo Felix were both listed in Kent in 1229. [5]

Early History of the Fellicks family

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Fellicks 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. Fellicks has been recorded under many different variations, including Felix, Felicks, Fellicks, Feelix, Feelicks, Fealix and many more.

Early Notables of the Fellicks family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fellicks family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fellicks or a variant listed above: Don Felix who arrived in Baltimore in 1823; Barbara Felix who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734; Henry Felix who settled in Rhode Island in 1833; HUgo Felix who settled in Texas in 1869.

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  4. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook