Flavell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Flavell family
The surname Flavell 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 Flavell family
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Flavell 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. Flavell has been recorded under many different variations, including Flamvill, Flamville, Flavell, Flavill, Flaville and many more.
Early Notables of the Flavell family (pre 1700)
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 Flavell family to Ireland
Some of the Flavell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Flavell migration to the United States ||+|
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 Flavell or a variant listed above:
Flavell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Flavell, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 aboard the ship "Fortune" 
- Mr. Flavell, son of Thomas Flavell, from Middlesex, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 aboard the ship "Fortune" 
- Mrs. Thomas Flavell, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 
- Goodwife Flavell, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 
- Elizabeth Flavell, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623 
| Flavell migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Flavell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Reuben Flavell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 
| Flavell migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Flavell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick Flavell, aged 38, a millwright, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
- Sarah Flavell, aged 40, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
- Sidney Flavell, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
- Kate Flavell, aged 13, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
- Laura Flavell, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Madras" in 1877
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Flavell (post 1700) ||+|
- John H. Flavell (b. 1928), American developmental psychologist
- Bobby Flavell (1956-1996), English professional footballer
- Jack Flavell (1929-2004), English cricketer who played in four Tests for England from 1961 to 1964
- Edwin William Conquest Flavell (1898-1993), English Brigadier General, Commanding Officer 70th Middlesex (Young Soldiers) Battalion
- Richard Anthony Flavell CBE FRS, British biochemist, and Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, at Yale School of Medicine
- Te Ururoa James William Ben Flavell (b. 1955), New Zealand politician
- Renee Kimberly Flavell (b. 1982), New Zealand badminton player
- Bobby Flavell (1921-2005), Scottish association football player and manager
- Troy Vandem Flavell (b. 1976), New Zealand rugby union player
- Kirsty Elizabeth Flavell (b. 1967), New Zealand cricketer, from Christchurch, she played six women's test matches and 38 women's one-day internationals for New Zealand
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's Retrieved January 6th 2023, retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm
- State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm