as Lords of the Manor of Buscane.
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flamank research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1545, 1497, 1497, 1486, 1540, 1508, 1573 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Flamank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England
, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations
often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall
and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic
language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Flamock, Flamank, Flamoke, Flamook, Flamick, Flammick, Flammock, Flammoke, Flamanke, Flamocke, Flemocke, Flemok and many more.
Notable amongst the family at this time was Thomas Flamank (died 1497), an English lawyer from Cornwall
who together with Michael An Gof led the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 against taxes. As a result of that action, he was executed on June 24th of... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flamank Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus ad astra
Motto Translation: Virtue to the sky.