Flach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Flach family

The surname Flach was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Flach family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flach research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flach Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vlak, Vlake, Vlaken, Vlack, Vlacker, Vlakveld, Vlach, Flach, Flack, Flake, Flachen and many more.

Early Notables of the Flach family (pre 1700)

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Flach migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barbaba Flach, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
Flach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Chr Flach, who arrived in Texas in 1847 [1]
  • Nicholas Flach, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858 [1]
  • Conrad Flach, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Ferdinand Flach, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Flach (post 1700)

  • Kenneth Eliot "Ken" Flach (b. 1963), American former professional tennis player who reached a ranking of World No. 56 (December 9, 1985), brother of Doug Flach
  • Doug Flach (b. 1970), American former tennis player who defeated Andre Agassi in the first round at Wimbledon in 1996
  • Pieter Adriaan Flach (b. 1961), Dutch computer scientist, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol
  • Jochen Flach, German composer and actor, known for Scherbenspiel (2013), Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) and Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush-A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot (2012)
  • Tim Flach (b. 1958), English London-based photographer, artist and director
  • Thomas Flach (b. 1956), German two-time gold medalist sailor at the 1988 and 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Matthias Flach (b. 1982), German gold and three-time bronze medalist rower at the World Rowing Championships
  • Matthias Flach, German mathematician, professor and former executive officer for mathematics at California Institute of Technology
  • Émile Flach (1911-1917), the first Minister of State for Monaco

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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)
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