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Feltham is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Feltham family lived in Middlesex, where they were Lords of the Manor of Feltham.

Feltham Early Origins



The surname Feltham was first found in Middlesex at Feltham, today a suburban town in the London Borough of Hounslow, West London. "This place, which is noticed in Domesday Book, is supposed to have been originally called Feldham, signifying 'the field village.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Actually the parish dates back to Saxon times when in 969 it was known as Feltham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The aforementioned Domesday Book actually lists the parish as Felteham. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The lands were originally granted by the Count of Mortaine on behalf of Duke William. They were Lords of the manor of Feltham, and under tenants to the Count, and the name emerged as de Feltham. The manor house and nearly the entire village was rebuilt in 1634 after and accidental fire which also claimed the parish records.

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Feltham Spelling Variations


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Feltham Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Fealtham, Feltham, Feltam, Fealtam and others.

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Feltham Early History


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Feltham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feltham research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1668 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Feltham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feltham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Feltham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Feltham 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 left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Feltham or a variant listed above:

Feltham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Feltham settled in Virginia in 1649

Feltham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas and Abel Feltham settled in Deer Island in 1830
  • Joseph Feltham arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Samuel Feltham was in Silver Hare in 1871
  • Clara Feltham, aged 18, who settled in America from London, in 1892

Feltham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eatel Feltham, aged 28, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1910
  • Albert Edward Feltham, aged 21, who landed in America from Borstal, England, in 1912
  • Amy Amelia Feltham, aged 15, who landed in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Beatrice May Feltham, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Rochester, England, in 1920
  • Albert Edward Feltham, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Rochester, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Feltham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Feltham held fishing rights at Pig Island, Newfoundland in 1803 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Sarah Feltham settled in Pool's Island, Newfoundland in 1830 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Feltham settled in Fair Island, Newfoundland in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Feltham Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Dorcas Feltham, aged 26, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1916
  • Dorcas Feltham, aged 30, who settled in Pools Harbor, Newfoundland, in 1921
  • Abel Feltham, aged 44, who settled in Clovertown, Newfoundland in 1922
  • Alberta Feltham, aged 27, who emigrated to Twillingate, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • Alpheus Feltham, aged 32, who settled in Bonavista, Newfoundland, in 1923

Feltham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Feltham, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"

Feltham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rochard Feltham, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Charles Feltham, aged 33, a sawyer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • Jane Feltham, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • Gertrude Feltham, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • Herbert Feltham, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feltham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Feltham (post 1700)



  • Christopher Glen Feltham (b. 1972), Australian-born, former English cricketer who played from Staffordshire (1996-1997)
  • John Feltham (1780-1813), English travel writer
  • Walter George Feltham (1864-1904), English cricketer who played for Hampshire in 1884
  • Mark Feltham (b. 1955), English musician, member of the British rhythm and blues band Nine Below Zero
  • Terence Stanley Crathern Feltham (1896-1971), Chief Architect in the Public Works Department of Hong Kong
  • Oliver Feltham, Australian philosopher and translator working in Paris
  • Aaron Feltham (b. 1982), Canadian silver and bronze medalist water polo player
  • Gerald A. Feltham (b. 1938), Canadian accounting researcher and educator, Professor Emeritus at the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia
  • Louise Feltham (b. 1935), Newfoundland-born, Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, Alberta (1988-1993)
  • Lex Feltham, Australian musician, former member of Frenzal Rhomb
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Feltham Historic Events


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Feltham Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. G. Feltham (d. 1912), aged 36, English Vienna Baker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Portanti spolia palma
Motto Translation: The prize is to him that carries off the booty.


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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. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Feltham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feltham 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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