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Where did the Scottish Flemons family come from? What is the Scottish Flemons family crest and coat of arms? When did the Flemons family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Flemons family history?The earliest recorded instance of the Flemons family name show the family in Flanders, which was located on the North Sea and was a prosperous center for the cloth industry during the Middle Ages. The name is derived from the Anglo-French word "fleming," which comes from the Old French word "flamanc," which means "a Fleming."
Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Fleming, Flemming, Fleeman, Flemons, Flemyng, Fleeming, Flamank, Flament, Flement and many more.
First found in Lanarkshire, where the Flemons family held a family seat from early times. The name first appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flemons research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1320, 1341, 1362, 1363, 1372, 1382, 1567, 1606, and 1619 are included under the topic Early Flemons History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flemons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Flemons family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Early records show that people bearing the name Flemons arrived in North America quite early: Abraham Fleming, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Elizabeth Fleming, who settled in Virginia in 1650; as did Christopher Fleming in 1653; Alexander Fleming, who came to Charleston, South Carolina in 1768.
The Flemons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flemons 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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