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The name Fidler was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Fidler family lived in or near the settlement of Vis-de-lou in Normandy. Over time, the pronunciation of this place-name changed into Fidler.

Fidler Early Origins



The surname Fidler 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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Fidler Spelling Variations


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Fidler Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Fidler are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fidler include Fiddler, Fidler, Fiddlar, Fidlar, Fidelow, Fydler and many more.

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Fidler Early History


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Fidler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fidler 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 Fidler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fidler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fidler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fidler 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Fidler, or a variant listed above:

Fidler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Fidler, aged 15, arrived in America in 1635
  • Marie Fidler, aged 17, landed in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Fidler, who arrived in Maryland in 1639
  • George Fidler, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • William Fidler, aged 22, arrived in Maryland in 1684

Fidler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Fidler, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Godfrey Fidler, who landed in New York in 1710
  • Gottfrid Fidler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Phillip Fidler settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Philip Fidler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fidler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Fidler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Martin Fidler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

Fidler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Fidler arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fidler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fidler (post 1700)



  • Michael Edward Fidler (b. 1956), American retired professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Jimmie Fidler (1900-1988), American columnist, journalist and radio and television personality
  • Rudolph Fidler, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1932, 1934
  • James M. Fidler, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1870
  • Chris Fidler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2008
  • Dennis John Fidler (b. 1938), retired English former footballer
  • Peter Fidler (1769-1822), English explorer and surveyor who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company at York Factory
  • Michael M. Fidler (1916-1989), British Conservative Party politician
  • Peter Fidler MBE, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sunderland since 1999
  • Richard Fidler (b. 1964), Australian Republican and Australian ABC TV and radio presenter
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fidler Historic Events


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Fidler Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Ronald Fidler, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Fidler Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Fidler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fidler 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.

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