Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Pheldant is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the fields having derived from the Old English word feld,
which meant field.
Early Origins of the Pheldant family
The surname Pheldant was first found in Lancashire
at Witton, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred
, of Blackburn. "Witton House, an elegant stone edifice, is the seat of Joseph Feilden, Esq.; it is picturesquely situated, and surrounded by a finely-wooded park of 500 acres." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pheldant family
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Pheldant Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pheldant has been spelled many different ways, including Fielden, Feilden, Fieldon, Feildon, Feelden, Feeldon, Pheldon, Phelden and many more.
Early Notables of the Pheldant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pheldant family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Pheldants to arrive in North America: Thomas Fielden settled in New York in 1764; William Fielden arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860.
The Pheldant Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtutis praemuim honor
Motto Translation: Praise is the prize of honor.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.