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Felts Early Origins



The surname Felts was first found in Holland, where the name van der Feltz 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 Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. 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.

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Felts Spelling Variations


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Felts Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Feltz, Felt, Felts, van der Feltz, van der Felt, vand der Felts, de Feltz, de Felt, de Felts, von der Felt and many more.

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Felts Early History


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Felts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Felts research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1867 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Felts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Felts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Felts Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Felts 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:

Felts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Felts arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Henry Felts, who landed in Virginia in 1711

Felts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Felts arrived in Mississippi in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Felts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Felts (post 1700)



  • James Buell Felts (1898-1927), Washington Air National Guard aviator killed in a crash in 1927, eponym of Felts Field, a historic airfield located on the south bank of the Spokane River
  • Nollie C. "Papa" Felts (1905-1974), American football player for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles
  • Narvel Felts (b. 1938), American country music singer
  • Gina Felts, American actress
  • Thomas Lafayette Felts, co-founder of The Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency

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Suggested Readings for the name Felts


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Suggested Readings for the name Felts



  • The Feltz (also Felts) Family history: 150 Years by Patricia Feltz Cohen.

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Felts Family Crest Products


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Felts Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    6. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. 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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Felts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Felts 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 30 October 2016 at 21:20.

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