Flammarion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Flammarion family
The surname Flammarion 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 Flammarion family
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Flammarion 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 Flammarion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flammarion family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. La Flamme, a worker, who was living with his wife in New Orleans in 1725; Francis Flamer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1767; James Flamand, who settled in Philadelphia in 1798.
Contemporary Notables of the name Flammarion (post 1700) +
- Charles-Henri Flammarion, French publishing executive in Paris
- Camille Flammarion (1842-1925), French astronomer, author of "La Pluralité des mondes habités" (1862) and of "Astronomie populaire" (1880), and the founder of the observatory at Juvisy (1883) and of the "Société astronomique de France" (1887)
- Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion (1876-1962), French astronomer, wife of Camille Flammarion
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