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Fetzer Early Origins



The surname Fetzer was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was found at Middleham. "About the year 1190, a splendid castle was built here by Robert Fitz-Ranulph, in which, according to Stowe, Falconbridge, a partisan of Henry VI., was beheaded in 1471; though Speed says he was executed at Southampton. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Fetzer Spelling Variations


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Fetzer 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 Fetzer 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 Fetzer include FitzRandolph, FitzRandolf, FetzRandolff, FitzRandulf, Randolph and many more.

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Fetzer Early History


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Fetzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fetzer research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1632, 1703, 1684, 1621, 1678, 1650, 1711, 1698 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Fetzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fetzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fetzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Randolph (1632-1703), an English colonial administrator who suggested Charles II revoke the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1684 was accordingly a leading figure in...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fetzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fetzer In Ireland


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Fetzer In Ireland



Some of the Fetzer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Fetzer, or a variant listed above:

Fetzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Fetzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Adam Fetzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Matthaus Fetzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Andreas Fetzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Joh Adam Fetzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fetzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Fetzer, who arrived in Brazil in 1857
  • Jakob Fetzer, who arrived in Brazil in 1861
  • Michael Fetzer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • John G Fetzer, who landed in Arkansas in 1887
  • Johann Fetzer, who arrived in Kentucky in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fetzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fetzer (post 1700)



  • Herman Fetzer (1899-1935), American novelist, poet, and columnist for The Cleveland Press
  • Emil B. Fetzer (1916-2009), American head architect The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1965 to 1986)
  • Robert Allison "Bob" Fetzer (1887-1968), American football coach, track and field coach, and college athletics administrator
  • William "Bill" McKinnon Fetzer (1884-1959), American football, basketball, and baseball coach
  • James Henry Fetzer (b. 1940), American philosopher, professor emeritus
  • John Earl Fetzer (1901-1991), American radio and television executive, best known as the owner of the Detroit Tigers (1961 to the early 1980s)
  • Tom Fetzer, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1988; Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1993-99
  • John S. Fetzer, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Cuyahoga County, 1897
  • George William Fetzer Jr., American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 1st District, 1933-35
  • Frank Lockhart Fetzer (1886-1955), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1940, 1948
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Fetzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fetzer 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.

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