Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Felser family
The surname Felser was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Felser family
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Felser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Velserman, Velsern, Velser, Welser, Weltzer, Walser, Felser and many more.
Early Notables of the Felser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Felser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Felser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Georg Felser, who arrived in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
- Geo Felser, who arrived in Georgia in 1734
- Geo. Felser, who arrived in Georgia in 1734
- George Felser, who settled in Georgia in 1734
- Georg Felser, who settled in Georgia in 1733-1783
Contemporary Notables of the name Felser (post 1700)
- Larry Felser (1933-2013), American sports columnist and writer for the Buffalo Courier-Express, inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (2000)