The surname Flaxny is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It is derived from "Flecknoe," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire.
Early Origins of the Flaxny family
The surname Flaxny was first found in Warwickshire
, where the hamlet of Flecknoe is located. It is likely that the name was first borne by landowners in this region. Saxon influence in England
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. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Flaxny was first referenced in the year 1221, when Richard de Flecho held estates in Warwickshire.
Early History of the Flaxny family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flaxny research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1600 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Flaxny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Flaxny Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Flaxny has been spelled many different ways, including Fleckno, Flecknoe, Flitchmoe, Fletchmo, Flicknoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Flaxny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flaxny family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Flaxnys to arrive in North America: George Flecknoe, who was naturalized in Indiana at the end of the 19th century.