Feltus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Feltus is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Feltus family lived in Middlesex, where they were Lords of the Manor of Feltham.
Early Origins of the Feltus family
The surname Feltus 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.' "  Actually the parish dates back to Saxon times when in 969 it was known as Feltham.  The aforementioned Domesday Book actually lists the parish as Felteham.  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.
Important Dates for the Feltus family
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Feltus Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Feltus are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Feltus include Fealtham, Feltham, Feltam, Fealtam and others.
Early Notables of the Feltus family (pre 1700)
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Feltus migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Feltus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Feltus, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana" 
- John Balfour Feltus, aged 3, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
- Maria Feltus, aged 5, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
- Mary Ann Feltus, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
- Susan Feltus, aged 10, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm