Flag History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Flag is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flag originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.

Early Origins of the Flag family

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

Early History of the Flag family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flag research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Flag History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flag Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Flag have been found, including Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.

Early Notables of the Flag family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Flag family to Ireland

Some of the Flag family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Flag migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Flag, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Flag Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Flag, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Flag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pacel Flag, who arrived in New Jersey in 1730 [1]
  • Paul Flag, who landed in New Jersey in 1730 [1]
Flag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Flag, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1851 [1]

  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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