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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Fiddler family, who lived in or near the settlement of Vis-de-lou in Normandy. Over time, the pronunciation of this place-name changed into Fiddler.

Fiddler Early Origins



The surname Fiddler was first found in Surrey where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The personal Norman name, Le Fidelaire, originated from Normandy.

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Fiddler Spelling Variations


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Fiddler Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fiddler were recorded, including Fiddler, Fidler, Fiddlar, Fidlar, Fidelow, Fydler and many more.

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Fiddler Early History


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Fiddler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fiddler research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1498, 1511, 1514, 1525, 1565, 1597, and 1632 are included under the topic Early Fiddler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fiddler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fiddler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fiddler 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Fiddler arrived in North America very early:

Fiddler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Fiddler, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
  • Eliza Fiddler, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Fiddler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gottfriend Fiddler, who landed in New York, NY in 1710

Fiddler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Frederick Fiddler arrived in Philadelphia in 1834
  • William Fiddler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870

Fiddler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Caleb Fiddler arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851
  • Phoebe Fiddler arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fiddler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fiddler (post 1700)



  • Earle T. Fiddler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1940, 1944

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Fiddler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fiddler 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 November 2015 at 10:12.

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