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Where did the English Flak family come from? What is the English Flak family crest and coat of arms? When did the Flak family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Flak family history?The ancient history of the name Flak dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name given to a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flak originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Flak include Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flak research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Flak History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Flak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Flak 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.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Flak or a variant listed above:
Flak Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Flak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flak 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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