Flaig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Flaig begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flaig originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.

Early Origins of the Flaig family

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

Important Dates for the Flaig family

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

Flaig Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Flaig are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Flaig include: Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.

Early Notables of the Flaig family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Flaig family to Ireland

Some of the Flaig 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.

Flaig migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Flaig or a variant listed above:

Flaig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Flaig, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1885 [1]

Flaig migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flaig Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Christoph Flaig, aged 38, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Jakob Flaig, aged 3, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johann Flaig, aged 4, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Justina Flaig, aged 9, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Justina Flaig, aged 32, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Flaig (post 1700)

  • Cathy H. Flaig, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2012 [2]

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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