Flecke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Flecke is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flecke originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.
Early Origins of the Flecke family
The surname Flecke 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 Flecke family
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Flecke Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Flecke has undergone many spelling variations, including Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.
Early Notables of the Flecke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flecke family to Ireland
Some of the Flecke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Flecke migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Flecke were among those contributors:
Flecke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Flecke, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741
Contemporary Notables of the name Flecke (post 1700) +
- Christopher Flecke, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1871, 1877 
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