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The name Feuer derives from the German word "feuer" meaning "fire," and was probably an occupational name for someone who worked with fire such as a smith, a fire lighter, or a person who took care of the heating a household.

Feuer Early Origins



The surname Feuer was first found in Austria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Pertholt der Feurer in the Sonnenberg monastery around 1350.

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Feuer Spelling Variations


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Feuer Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Feuer include Feuer, Feuerer, Feirer, Feierle, Feuerre, Fuer, Fewer, Fuere and many more.

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Feuer Early History


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Feuer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feuer research. Another 342 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1297 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Feuer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feuer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Feuer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Feuer 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Feuer were

Feuer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gottfried Feuer, who landed in America in 1753

Feuer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • V Feuer, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feuer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Feuer (post 1700)



  • Zach Feuer, American co-founder and eponym of the Zach Feuer Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea, New York
  • Donya Feuer (1934-2011), American dancer, choreographer and a long-time collaborator with Ingmar Bergman
  • Debra Feuer, American actress, best known for her roles in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) and Homeboy (1988)
  • Ian Anthony "Tony" Feuer (b. 1971), retired American soccer goalkeeper from as Vegas, Nevada
  • Michael Nelson Feuer (b. 1958), American politician and lawyer, Member of the California State Assembly from the 42nd district (2006-2012)
  • Mortimer G. Feuer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960, 1964
  • Herbert J. Feuer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 84th District, 1966
  • Alan C. Feuer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate, 1982
  • Hebert Jerome Feuer (b. 1923), prominent American lawyer
  • Cyriss Kaplan "Cy" Feuer (1911-2006), born Seymour Arnold Feuerman, American Lifetime Achievement Tony Award winning producer and director of Broadway musicals, born in Brooklyn, New York

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    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Feuer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feuer 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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