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Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Vedder family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Vedder Early Origins



The surname Vedder was first found in Bavaria, where the name, historically associated with the landed aristocracy, could be considered to have played a major role in the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which took part in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The main branch of the family left Bavaria for Styria in Austria in 1587 and later moved into Silesia where they became one of the most respected families. The ancestral seat was the castle and estates of Feistritz, near the city Cilley, two miles from Graz in Styria. The family also acquired the castle and manor Miestitz near Oppeln in Silesia.

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Vedder Spelling Variations


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Vedder Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Vedder include Vetter, Voetter (Bavaria), Votter (Bavaria), Vetters, Vetterle, Voetterl, Vetterling, Vetterlein, Vetterley, Vetterline, Vedder (northern Germany), Vett, Veth, Vether, Fett, Fetter, Fetters, Fetterle and many more.

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Vedder Early History


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Vedder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vedder research. Another 497 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1822, 1547, 1622, 1666 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Vedder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vedder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vedder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vedder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vedder were

Vedder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Harmen Albertse Vedder, who landed in Albany, NY in 1657

Vedder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacobus Vedder, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1720
  • Lucas Vedder, who arrived in New York in 1759
  • Johannis Joost Vedder, who landed in New York in 1762

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vedder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vedder (post 1700)



  • Henry Vedder (1853-1935), American Baptist church historian
  • Edward Bright Vedder (1878-1952), U.S. Army physician and beri-beri researcher
  • Elihu Vedder (1836-1923), American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet
  • Eddie Vedder (b. 1964), American musician
  • Johannes Vedder, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tryon County, 1777-78
  • James S. Vedder, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 70th District, 1974
  • Harmanus A. Vedder, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1806-08
  • Edwin T. Vedder, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Wyandotte, Kansas, 1866-67
  • Earl C. Vedder, American Republican politician, Mayor of Olean, New York, 1930-31
  • Commodore P. Vedder, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cattaraugus County 1st District, 1875; Member of New York State Senate 32nd District, 1876-77, 1884-91
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vedder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vedder 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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