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Felss Early Origins



The surname Felss was first found in Bavaria, where the name Fels was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Felss Spelling Variations


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Felss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fels, Felsach, Felsberg, Felsels, Felss, Feltz, Feltzman, Felsner, Felsen, Felser, Felsmann, Feltsner and many more.

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Felss Early History


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Felss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Felss research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1767 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Felss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Felss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Felss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Felss 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:

Felss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Felss, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Martin Felss, who arrived in America in 1864

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. 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. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Felss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Felss 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 27 February 2014 at 13:24.

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