Feder (plural Feders)
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Feder is the 11026th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2884 individuals. Feder is most common among White (95.6%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Feder”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 558.
From Middle High German vëdere, from Old High German fedara (akin to Old Saxon fethara), from Proto-West Germanic *feþru, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (“feather, wing”), from *peth₂- (“to fly”).
- spring (of a machine or gadget)
- (historical) quill pen
- nib (of a fountain pen)
- Synonym: Federspitze
- (metonymically) penholder, fountain pen