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Early Origins of the Foister family
Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name was taken from St. Veit (in Latin, Vitus) who was the patron saint protecting against fire and lightning.
Early History of the Foister family
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Foister Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Veith, Veit, Veidt, Veid, Vietsch, Feidt, Feit, Veitl, Veitel, Vaith and many more.
Early Notables of the Foister family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Foister were Joseph Veith, who was a prominent librarian in Tyrol. Isak Veith was an eminent doctor and physician in Hall, and...
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Migration of the Foister family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Deobald Veit (Feit), who came to Philadelphia in 1736. Xavar Veit came in 1785; while Wilhelm Moritz Veitel came in 1740. Johan Georg Veith came in 1742.
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