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The history of the name Fellowes begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a friend or comrade. The surname Fellowes 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.

Fellowes Early Origins



The surname Fellowes 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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Fellowes Spelling Variations


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Fellowes 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 Fellowes 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. The variations of the name Fellowes include: Fellow, Fellows, Fellowes, Felloe and others.

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Fellowes Early History


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Fellowes Early History



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

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Fellowes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fellowes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fellowes 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



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 Fellowes or a variant listed above:

Fellowes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William and Samuel Fellowes arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Fellowes, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635

Fellowes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D A Fellowes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fellowes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fellowes (post 1700)



  • Halford Fellowes (1906-1985), English Major General
  • Edmund Horace Fellowes (1870-1951), English musicologist
  • Wes Fellowes (b. 1961), Australian Rules footballer
  • Sir William Fellowes, Agent of the Queen at Sandringham Castle from 1936-64
  • Julian Fellowes (b. 1949), Egypt born, actor and screenwriter
  • Thomas Hounsom Butler Fellowes (1827-1923), officer in the Royal Navy

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Fellowes Historic Events


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Fellowes Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alfred J. Fellowes (d. 1912), aged 29, English Boots from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. 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.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Fellowes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fellowes 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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