Flowers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Flowers come from its first bearer, who was a beautiful person or perhaps of someone with a flowery personality. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old French word flur (which appears in Old English flur and flour), which meant flower. It could also be occupational; in the Middle Ages the word for flower and flour were the same, and might denote a maker of flour. This occupation usually shows up in a surname as Miller, though. Another occupation that could be indicated by this name is that of the fletcher, or maker of arrows. This is derived from the Old English word floer, from the Old English fla, which meant arrow.

Early Origins of the Flowers family

The surname Flowers was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Flowers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flowers research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1300, 1367, 1379, and 1400 are included under the topic Early Flowers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flowers Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Flowers has been spelled many different ways, including Flowers, Flower and others.

Early Notables of the Flowers family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Flowers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Flowers family to Ireland

Some of the Flowers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flowers migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Flowerss to arrive in North America:

Flowers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Flowers, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • William Flowers, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Thomas Flowers, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [1]
  • Richard Flowers, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [1]
Flowers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Flowers, who arrived in New England in 1725 [1]
  • Josiah Flowers, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
  • Elisha Flowers, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
  • Ezehiel Flowers, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
Flowers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Flowers, who arrived in New York in 1832 [1]
  • W W Flowers, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • O L Flowers, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Flowers migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flowers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Robert Flowers, who landed in Quebec in 1784

Flowers migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Flowers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Flowers, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]
  • John Flowers, English Convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

Flowers migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Flowers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Ann Flowers, aged 26, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Francis Flowers, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Mr. Thomas Flowers, (b. 1860), aged 18, Cornish farm labourer departing on 7th September 1878 aboard the ship "Opawa" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 7th December 1878 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Flowers (post 1700)

  • Wayland Flowers (1939-1988), American puppeteer
  • Jake Flowers (1902-1962), American baseball player for the Cardinals and others
  • Brandon Flowers (b. 1986), American defensive back for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team
  • Ben Flowers (b. 1927), American baseball pitcher who played for several major league teams
  • Joseph Flowers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008 [5]
  • J. W. Flowers, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972 [5]
  • J. Morgan Flowers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944 [5]
  • Harold Flowers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1956 [5]
  • Hardy Flowers, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1808-10, 1812, 1826-27, 1830-31; Member of North Carolina State Senate from Edgecombe County, 1821-23, 1833-34 [5]
  • H. H. Flowers (b. 1865), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 17th District, 1915-18 [5]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

You May Also Like

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate