Fessler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fessler family

The surname Fessler was first found in Holland, where the name 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 Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth, and held great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Fessler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fessler research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1547 is included under the topic Early Fessler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fessler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Visser, Vissers, Vissere, Vesser, Vessler, Vasser, Vasseur, Fiser and many more.

Early Notables of the Fessler family (pre 1700)

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United States Fessler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fessler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Barbara Fessler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Henrich Fessler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Johann Albrecht Fessler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Albrecht, Fessler Sr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Andreas Fessler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fessler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Fessler, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Catharina Friederike Fessler, who arrived in North America in 1847

Contemporary Notables of the name Fessler (post 1700) +

  • Rose Marie Fessler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008 [2]
  • Richard D. Fessler (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 24th District, 1975-82; Member of Michigan State Senate 17th District, 1983-90 [2]
  • Jacob A. Fessler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1940 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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