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Flanders Early Origins



The surname Flanders was first found in Warwickshire 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 year 1191 when Euerdai Flanders held estates.

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Flanders Spelling Variations


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Flanders Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Flanders has been recorded under many different variations, including Flanders, Flandres, Flinders, Flindres and others.

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Flanders Early History


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Flanders Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flanders research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Flanders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flanders Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flanders Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Flanders or a variant listed above:

Flanders Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Flanders, who landed in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Michaell Flanders, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Flanders Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Flanders, who arrived in Virginia in 1755

Flanders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Flanders came to New York, NY in 1824
  • A. Flanders settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • C. Flanders settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • A Flanders, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S B Flanders, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flanders Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. E. Flanders, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Albert Flanders, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Alvan Flanders, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Edgar Flanders, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Clarence E. Flanders, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flanders (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flanders (post 1700)



  • William M. Flanders, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904
  • Timothy Flanders, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Warner, 1825
  • Royal C. Flanders (b. 1861), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Orange, 1910
  • Mrs. R. G. Flanders, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932
  • Ralph Edward Flanders (1880-1970), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1940; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1946-59
  • Philip Flanders, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Warner, 1815
  • Myron Cyrus Flanders (b. 1855), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Tunbridge, 1910
  • L. B. Flanders, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Joseph R. Flanders, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1847
  • John S. Flanders, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1906
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Flanders Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flanders Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 14:49.

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