Feythful History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Feythful family
The surname Feythful was first found in Norfolk 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 year 1389 when William Feyth was recorded as a taxpayer.
Early History of the Feythful family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feythful research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1616, 1691, 1616, 1656, 1701 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Feythful History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Feythful Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Feythful have been found, including Faith, Faithful, Faithfull, Feyth, Feythfull, Feythful, Fathe, Fath and many more.
Early Notables of the Feythful family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Faithorne, the Elder (1616-1691), English engraver and portrait-painter, born in London in 1616. His eldest son, William Faithorne, the Younger (1656-1701?), was a...
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Migration of the Feythful family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Feythful, or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
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