Flake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Flake family

The surname Flake 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 Flake family

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Flake 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 Flake family (pre 1700)

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Flake migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flake Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Flake, who landed in Virginia in 1640 [1]
  • Giles Flake, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]
  • Robert Flake, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • William Flake, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Flake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludw Flake, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Lambert Flake, who landed in America in 1842 [1]
  • Ann Flake, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Gerh Flake, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Francisca Flake, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Flake (post 1700)

  • Sharon Flake (b. 1955), American two-time Coretta Scott King Award winning author of young adult literature
  • Franklin Lars "Jake" Flake (1935-2008), American politician, Senator in the Arizona State Legislature
  • Floyd Harold Flake (b. 1945), American former politician and senior pastor of the Greater Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, New York, and President of Wilberforce University
  • Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Flake (b. 1962), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district [2]
  • Wilson Clark Flake (1906-1977), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, 1957 [3]
  • Jeffry Lane Flake (b. 1962), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Arizona, 2001-13; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 2013- [3]
  • Jeff Flake, American politician, Member of Florida State Senate 27th District, 1947 [3]
  • Jake Flake (b. 1935), American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives 4th District; Elected 1998; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2004 [3]
  • J. W. Flake, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 15th District, 1861 [3]
  • Floyd Harold Flake (b. 1945), American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1988, 1996; U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1987-97 [3]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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 2012, October 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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