|Fetty History in Germany|
Updated - Aug. 2, 2009
1. Margaretha Lisebeth FETTY - International Genealogical Index \ GEGender: F Marriage: 11 Nov 1712 Blucher, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
2. Margaretha Lisebeth FETTY - International Genealogical Index \ GEGender: F Birth: Abt. 1788 Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
The FETTY surname of Europe is found mainly in the Alps of AUSTRIA with recorded history in Europe dating back to the 1292 Paris, France, Tax Records.
An accurate description of our heritage would be - from in or near the Alps of France-Austria-Germany with a French surname.
"During the 1700's through the 1820's, German Speaking emigrants from central Europe-Switzerland, Wuerttemberg, Baden, Alsace, Lorraine, Luxembourg, the Palatinate and Rhineland-generally took a boat down the Rhine River to Rotterdam or Antwerp and sailed to North America from there." (John P. Colletta, Ph.D.) (Alsace - Lorraine, France)
See: < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsace >.
We cannot positively claim our ancestors were Huguenots of France at this date, but it would explain our surname being of French origin and records of our surname after the Huguenot migrations from France in the 16th and 17th centuries being found predominately in America and Austria. To simply state that FETTY is from Germany since several Fetty's emigrating to the US were German speaking, one would have to ignore the overwhelming amount of FETTY history and genealogy in German speaking parts of France such as Alsace, We also cannot ignore the fact that Our DNA proves us NOT TO BE of Anglo-Saxon or Germanic-Scandinavian or East-Asian descent.
Approx. 1/3 of US Caucasian Europeans have a significant percentage of East-Asian Ancestry likely from the invasions of the various hordes of Huns and Mongol tribes into Germany, then the German migration aka Pennsylvania German (Deutsch) to the US. No East-Asian Ancestry is found in DNA proven descendants of George Fetty Sr. (b.1753) and Phebe of Princeton, NJ.
"Some Huguenot immigrants settled in Central Pennsylvania. There, they assimilated with the predominately Pennsylvania German settlers."
"The French crown's refusal to allow non-Catholics to settle in New France may help to explain that colony's slow rate of population growth compared to that of the neighboring British colonies, which opened settlement to religious dissenters. By the time of the French and Indian War, there was a sizeable population of Huguenot descent living in the British colonies, many of whom participated in the British conquest of New France in 1759-60.
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1640-1688) invited Huguenots to settle in his realms, and a number of their descendants rose to positions of prominence in Prussia. Several prominent German military, cultural, and political figures in subsequent history, including poet Theodor Fontane, General Hermann von Francois, the hero of the First World War Battle of Tannenberg, and famed U-boat captain Lothar von Arnauld de la Perie're, trace their ancestry to the Huguenot refugees from France. The last Prime Minister of the (East) German Democratic Republic, Lothar de Maizie're, is also a scion of a Huguenot family."
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The word fette and Fetty are not similar in the German language.
example is the German Automobile Porsche pronounced "Porscha".