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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.

Fleck Early Origins



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.

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Fleck Spelling Variations


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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.

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Fleck Early History


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Fleck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleck research. Another 375 words (27 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.

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Fleck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fleck Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fleck In Ireland


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Fleck In Ireland



Some of the Fleck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

Fleck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eva Elis Fleck, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1725
  • John Fleck purchased land in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Conrad Fleck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Jonas Fleck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Peter Fleck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (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
  • George Fleck, who landed in America in 1806
  • Casper Fleck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Cath Fleck, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Anna Maria Fleck arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

Fleck Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Fleck arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cape Finisterre" in 1879
  • Jessie Fleck arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cape Finisterre" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleck (post 1700)



  • John Fleck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000
  • Jacob C. Fleck, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Cedar Lake, Indiana, 1944-49 (acting, 1944-45)
  • Harold J. Fleck, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1944
  • Ella G. Fleck, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1932
  • Charles J. Fleck, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (alternate), 1956
  • Charles I. Fleck, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 34th District, 1912; Defeated, 1912
  • 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
  • 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.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fleck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleck 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 13 October 2015 at 11:57.

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