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Fellows is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a friend or comrade. The surname Fellows 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.

Fellows Early Origins



The surname Fellows 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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Fellows Spelling Variations


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Fellows Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fellows has appeared include Fellow, Fellows, Fellowes, Felloe and others.

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Fellows Early History


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Fellows Early History



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

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Fellows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fellows Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fellows 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fellows arrived in North America very early:

Fellows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Fellows settled in Connecticut in 1630
  • Samuel Fellows, who landed in New England in 1645

Fellows Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fellows, who landed in New England in 1711
  • Ambrose Fellows, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Abraham and Ann Fellows settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1765

Fellows Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caleb Fellows settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • P Fellows, aged 35, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • A M Fellows, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C Fellows, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G Fellows, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fellows Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Fellows, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Charles Fellows arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • George J. Fellows, aged 32, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green"

Fellows Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. Fellows arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballarat" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fellows (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fellows (post 1700)



  • Michael Charles "'Mike" Fellows (1957-2016), American politician and former Army reservist
  • John R. Fellows (1832-1896), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Harvey Fellows (1826-1907), English cricketer
  • Charlie Fellows (b. 1988), English rugby union player
  • Graham Fellows, English comedy actor and musician
  • Sir Charles Fellows (1799-1860), English archaeologist
  • Christine Fellows (b. 1968), Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter
  • Edwin R. Fellows (1865-1945), founder of the Fellows Gear Shaper Company

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Suggested Readings for the name Fellows


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Suggested Readings for the name Fellows



  • Fellows Families of Onondaga County, New York and Their Ancestry by Erwin W. Fellows.
  • Obil Fellows of Onondaga County, New York: A Record of Ancestry and Descendants by Erwin W. Fellows.

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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.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Fellows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fellows 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 3 October 2016 at 14:05.

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