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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.

Flecke Early Origins



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.

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Flecke Spelling Variations


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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.

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Flecke Early History


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Flecke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flecke research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1605, 1650, 1657, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Flecke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flecke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flecke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Flecke In Ireland


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Flecke In Ireland



Some of the Flecke 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



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 settled in Philadelphia in 1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flecke (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Flecke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flecke 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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