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Early Origins of the Fewtrell family

The surname Fewtrell was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 15th century when held hands.

Early History of the Fewtrell family

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Fewtrell Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Fewtrell include Fewtrell, Fewtrey, Fewstey,Fewterell, Fewterel and others.

Early Notables of the Fewtrell family (pre 1700)

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United States Fewtrell migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fewtrell or a variant listed above:

Fewtrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Fewtrell, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1724

Contemporary Notables of the name Fewtrell (post 1700) +

  • Lorna Fewtrell, senior research fellow, for the Centre for Research into Environment and Health, England
  • Brigadier Frederick Percy Herbert Fewtrell (b. 1894), Australian Commanding Officer 5th Australian Infantry Brigade from 1941 to 1942 [1]
  • Major-General Albert Cecil Fewtrell (1885-1950), Australian General Officer Commanding New South Wales Lines of Communication Area from 1942 to 1943 [2]

  1. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Frederick Fewtrell. Retrieved from
  2. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Albert Fewtrell. Retrieved from on Facebook