The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Feyder family. Feyder is a local
name. Feyder is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where they made great contributions to the feudal
society which would become the backbone of early development of Europe.
Early Origins of the Feyder family
The surname Feyder was first found in Bavaria
, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Feyder family
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Feyder 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 Feyder include Feder, Federer, Fedder, Federr, Fehder, Fehdder, Feyder and many more.
Early Notables of the Feyder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Feyder family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Feyders to arrive in North America, and among them were: Heinrich Feder, who came to Maryland in 1759; Michael Federer arrived in Philadelphia in 1731; Gottfried Frederick Federer came to Philadelphia in 1855..