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The name Fewell 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.

Fewell Early Origins



The surname Fewell 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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Fewell Spelling Variations


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Fewell Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Fewell include Feuer, Feuerer, Feirer, Feierle, Feuerre, Fuer, Fewer, Fuere and many more.

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Fewell Early History


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Fewell Early History



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

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Fewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Fewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. H. Fewell, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1895

Fewell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marie Fewell, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Charles Walter Fewell, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1923
  • Henry James Fewell, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • John Fewell, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1924
  • Harry Fewell, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fewell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fewell (post 1700)



  • Perry Fewell (b. 1962), American football coach
  • Rebecca Fewell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Stephen Fewell (b. 1971), British actor

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

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