Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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 Feltume 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; 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 Feltume family
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Feltume Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Feltume family name include Felton, Feltone and others.
Early Notables of the Feltume 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 Feltume family to Ireland
Some of the Feltume family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Feltume family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Feltume surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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