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The name Flack comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flack originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.

Flack Early Origins



The surname Flack was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Flack Spelling Variations


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Flack Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Flack has undergone many spelling variations, including Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.

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Flack Early History


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Flack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flack research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Flack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flack Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Flack In Ireland


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Flack In Ireland



Some of the Flack 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Flack were among those contributors:

Flack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Flack, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Cotton Flack, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640

Flack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ludwig Flack, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1718
  • Hans Georg Flack, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • John Flack settled in Virginia in 1733
  • Francis Flack settled in Maryland in 1739
  • Francis Flack, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Flack, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • George W Flack, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1843
  • A Marie Flack, aged 35, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Ricka Flack, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mrs. Georg Flack, who landed in America in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flack Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Archibald Flack U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Archibald Flack, who came to Canada in 1797

Flack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Flack, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • William Flack, aged 42, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flack (post 1700)



  • William Henry Flack (1861-1907), American Republican politician, Franklin County Clerk, 1898-1902; Chair of Franklin County Republican Party, 1898-1902; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1903-07
  • Mabel Flack, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947
  • Thomas R. Flack, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Aleppo, 1924; Bremen, 1926; Vienna, 1927-38; Basel, 1943
  • Kathi Flack, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Joseph Flack (1894-1955), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, 1946-49; Costa Rica, 1949-50; Poland, 1950-55
  • John T. Flack, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1969-82
  • Harold E. Flack, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 20th District, 1955-68
  • David A. Flack, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cornwall, 1897-98; U.S. Vice & Deputy Commercial Agent in Cornwall, 1905
  • Charles Flack, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Amy L. Flack, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Flack Historic Events


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Flack Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Edith Flack (1891-1914), née Harrald Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Percy Flack (1890-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Flack


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Suggested Readings for the name Flack



  • On the Flach (Also Flack) Family Trail by Carolyn Lindemann Overstreet.

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Flack Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Flack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flack 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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