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Where did the English Flag family come from? What is the English Flag family crest and coat of arms? When did the Flag family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Flag family history?The name Flag is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flag originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Flag have been found, including Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flag research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Flag History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Flag Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Flag family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 130 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Flag, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Flag Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Flag Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Flag Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Flag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flag 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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