Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Felton, a place-name found in many locations throughout England. There are places named Felton in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Northumberland, and Shropshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English elements feld, which means field, and tun, which meant enclosure or farm, and later fort or town. It would have translated as "farm or village in open country." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Feltoom family
Norfolk where "the village [of Litcham], which is large, consisting of several streets, had formerly a market and some annual fairs, granted by Edward I. to Robert de Felton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
However, the name was frequented in other areas of ancient Britain about the same time. John de Feltone was found in Nottinghamshire, 30 Edward I (in the 30th year's reign of Edward I); and William de Feltone was listed in Northumberland. William de Felton was rector of St. Mary Magdalen, Warham, Norfolk in 1349. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes de Felton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Feltoom family
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Feltoom Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Feltoom were recorded, including Felton, Feltone and others.
Early Notables of the Feltoom family (pre 1700)
Baronet of Playford; and his son, Sir Henry Felton, 2nd Baronet (1619-1690), an English politician...
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Migration of the Feltoom family to Ireland
Some of the Feltoom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Feltoom family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Feltoom family emigrate to North America: Andrew Felton who settled in Virginia in 1651; Benjamin Felton settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Felton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife, children and servants.
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