Flame History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Flame family

The surname Flame 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 Flame family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flame research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1808 and 1811 are included under the topic Early Flame History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flame 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 Flame family (pre 1700)

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


United States Flame migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flame Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Flame, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1892
Flame Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Flame, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Flame (post 1700) +


    HMS Repulse
    • Mr. Ralph Flame, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [3]


    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. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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