Flaman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Flaman family
The surname Flaman was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since ancient times. However, some of the family were part of the Norman Conquest of England as early records of Bishop's Middleham, Durham revealed. "This place is of considerable antiquity: its church was given in 1146 to the convent of Durham, by Osbert, nephew of Bishop Ralph Flambard; and soon afterwards, the manor appears to have been conveyed to the see of Durham, the bishops of which resided here, up to the end of the 14th century. Their castle was situated on a lofty brow of limestone, overlooking the marshy level of the Skerne." 
Rannulf Flambard (d. 1128), was Bishop of Durham and Chief Minister of William Rufus. "Domesday shows that Rannulf Flambard (Flamard, Flanbard, or Flanbart) was a landowner in Godalming hundred, Surrey, at Middleton-Stoney, Oxfordshire, and at ' Bile' and 'Becleslei' in Hampshire. He was also tenant of a house in Oxford, and appears to have been dispossessed of part of his Hampshire property on the making of the New Forest." 
Early History of the Flaman family
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Flaman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Laflamme, La Flamme, Flamme, Flammarion, Flammeron, Leflammeron, Flamond, Flamand, Flamend, Flaman, Flamant, Flament, Flamont, Flamard, Flambard, Flamin, Flamion, Flame and many more.
Early Notables of the Flaman family (pre 1700)
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Flaman migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Flaman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Flaman, who arrived in America in 1805 
Contemporary Notables of the name Flaman (post 1700) +
- Eugène Flaman (1842-1935), French well-known engineer
- Ferdinand "Fernie" Charles Flaman (1927-2012), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
- Jerry J Flaman, Canadian lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)