Flamville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Flamville family
The surname Flamville was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Flamville family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flamville research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1180, 1189, 1333, 1431, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1596, 1600, 1617, 1627, 1691 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Flamville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Flamville Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Flamville family name include Flamvill, Flamville, Flavell, Flavill, Flaville and many more.
Early Notables of the Flamville family
Distinguished members of the family include John Flavel (1596-1617), English logician, born in 1596 at Bishop's Lydeard, Somersetshire, where his father was a clergyman. Another John Flavel (c.1627-1691), was an English Presbyterian clergyman...
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Migration of the Flamville family to Ireland
Some of the Flamville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Flamville family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Flamville surname or a spelling variation of the name include: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..