Fleck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Fleck is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a streaked or dappled element. The surname Fleck originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.

Early Origins of the Fleck family

The surname Fleck was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Fleck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleck research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Fleck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fleck Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fleck has appeared include Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.

Early Notables of the Fleck family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Fleck family to Ireland

Some of the Fleck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Fleck migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fleck arrived in North America very early:

Fleck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Fleck, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [1]
Fleck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eva Elis Fleck, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1725 [1]
  • John Fleck purchased land in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Conrad Fleck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Jonas Fleck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Peter Fleck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fleck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo Fleck, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • George Fleck, who landed in America in 1806 [1]
  • Casper Fleck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Cath Fleck, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Anna Maria Fleck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Fleck migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fleck Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Maria Fleck, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Susanna Fleck, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

New Zealand Fleck 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:

Fleck Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Fleck, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir George Pollock" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand in January 1863 [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Fleck, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir George Pollock" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand in January 1863 [2]
  • James Fleck, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cape Finisterre" in 1879
  • Jessie Fleck, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cape Finisterre" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Fleck (post 1700) +

  • P J Fleck (b. 1980), American coach and former American football player
  • John Fleck (b. 1951), American actor
  • Jack Fleck (b. 1921), American professional golfer
  • John Fleck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000 [3]
  • Jacob C. Fleck, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Cedar Lake, Indiana, 1944-49 (acting, 1944-45) [3]
  • Harold J. Fleck, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1944 [3]
  • Ella G. Fleck, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1932 [3]
  • Charles J. Fleck, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (alternate), 1956 [3]
  • Charles I. Fleck, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 34th District, 1912; Defeated, 1912 [3]
  • Sir Alexander Fleck (1899-1968), Baron Fleck, Scottish industrial chemist, who became chairman of ICI in 1953 and was chairman of the committee which investigated the nationalized coal industry in Britain
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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