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The name was derived from the place named Fell in Cumberland which in turn was derived from the Icelandic name "fell" which meant a "fell or wild hill."

Fells Early Origins



The surname Fells was first found in Dundee where one of the most interesting references of the name was of Finlay Fell, butcher and later burgess in 1533. He was the first of a long list of butchers within the same family which held the profession for more than a century.

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Fells Spelling Variations


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Fells Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fell, Fells and others.

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Fells Early History


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Fells Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fells research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1584, 1649, 1598, 1658, 1625, 1686, 1700, 1614 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Fells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fells Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fells Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was James Fell a businessman of Dumfriesshire; Samuel Fell D.D. (1584-1649), an English academic and clergyman, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; Thomas Fell (1598-1658), vice-chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster; John Fell (1625-1686), an...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fells 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fells Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fells settled in Virginia in 1638
  • John Fells, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Jon Fells, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Henry Fells, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Fells Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jurgen Fells, who landed in America in 1777

Fells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Fells, aged 31, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855
  • Maria Fells, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • William Fells, aged 42, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Sebastian Fells, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Fells Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fells arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864
  • Louisa Fells, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fells (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fells (post 1700)



  • Darren Andre Fells (b. 1986), American NFL football tight end for the Arizona Cardinals, brother of Daniel Fells
  • Daniel Fells (b. 1983), American NFL football tight end for the New York Giants
  • John Manger Fells (1858-1925), British incorporated accountant consultant, and author on accounting, an early promoter of cost accounting
  • Ian Fells CBE, PhD, FREng, FRSC, FInstE, FIChemE, FRSE, English Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Fells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fells 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 25 February 2015 at 14:49.

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