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Early Origins of the Flamand family

The surname Flamand 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." [1]

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." [2]

Early History of the Flamand family

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Flamand 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 Flamand family (pre 1700)

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Flamand Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Flamand is the 704th most popular surname. [3] However, in France, the name Flamand is ranked the 2,834th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [4]

United States Flamand migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flamand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Flamand, who settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Canada Flamand migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flamand Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Robert Flamand, who landed in Montreal in 1661

Contemporary Notables of the name Flamand (post 1700) +

  • Daniel J. Flamand, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 18th District, 2012 [5]
  • Jean-François Flamand, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Paul Henri Flamand, French editor in Saint-Chéron, France

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from
  6. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Jean-Fran├žois Flamand. Retrieved from on Facebook