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Where did the English Fleck family come from? What is the English Fleck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fleck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fleck family history?Fleck is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a streaked or dappled element. The surname Fleck originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fleck has appeared include Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleck research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Fleck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Fleck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Fleck 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.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fleck arrived in North America very early:
Fleck Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Fleck Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Fleck Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Fleck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleck 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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