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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Flores family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames.

Flores Early Origins



The surname Flores was first found in Asturias, where the Visigothic court took refuge after the Muslim invasion of the peninsula.

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Flores Spelling Variations


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Flores Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Flórez, Florez, Flores, Flóriz, Floriz, Flóraz, Floraz, Flor, Florán, Floran, Florián and many more.

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Flores Early History


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Flores Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flores research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1236, 1787, 1789, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Flores History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flores Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flores Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Flores, who received a grant of land in the Repartimiento de Córdoba; Juan de Flores, fifteenth century novelist; sixteenth century Spanish sculptor and architect Antonio Flórez; Enrique Flórez, eighteenth century Spanish historian; Manuel Antonio Flores, Viceroy of Nueva Granada and Mexico 1787-1789; José...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flores Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flores Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso Flores came to Mexico in 1539
  • Alonso Flores, who settled in Mexico in 1539
  • Alejo Flores arrived in Colombia in 1576
  • Alvaro Alfonso Flores settled in Guatemala in 1595

Flores Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Flores, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • M DeLa Flores, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1626

Flores Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Flores, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Bernardino De Flores, who landed in America in 1811
  • Maria Flores, who landed in America in 1813
  • Pedro De Flores, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Catalina De Flores, who arrived in America in 1814
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flores Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Flores, aged 34, who settled in America from Pomarico, in 1907
  • Alfonso Flores, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Angelo Flores, aged 47, who landed in America from Pomarico, Italy, in 1921
  • Angel Flores, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Albert P. Flores, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flores (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flores (post 1700)



  • Cirilo B. Flores (1948-2014), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego
  • David Romero Flores (b. 1968), Mexican jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing, three-time winner of the Breeders' Cup
  • Randy Alan Flores (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Modesto Velazquez Flores (1909-1998), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1944, 1956 (alternate), 1960
  • Bill Flores, American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District; Elected 2010, 2012
  • Diana Flores, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 104th District, 2000
  • John V. Flores, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1994, 1996
  • Lance Flores, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 2000, 2002
  • Manny Flores, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Monica Flores, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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    The Flores Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flores 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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