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.
Early Origins of the Fewell family
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.
Early History of the Fewell family
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Fewell Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Fewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fewell family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. 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 America. 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
Fewell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Fewell (post 1700)
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