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The distinguished surname Fleckenstein is German in origin, and its use can be traced back to the province of the Rhineland. The name is derived from two Middle High German words: "vleck," meaning "patch, spot," and "sten," meaning "stone, rock." Thus, the surname literally means "stony patch," and was most likely originally borne by someone living near a patch of rock.

Fleckenstein Early Origins



The surname Fleckenstein was first found in the region of the Rhineland, where it is believed to have first emerged in the early Middle Ages. The first recorded bearer of the name was Conrad zum Fleckenstein, who was recorded as being a goldsmith in the city of Speyer in the year 1402. The young Fleckenstein family was instrumental during this early period, contributing greatly to the development of medieval society.

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Fleckenstein Spelling Variations


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Fleckenstein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fleckenstein, von Fleckenstein, Fleckenstine and others.

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Fleckenstein Early History


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Fleckenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleckenstein research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1402, 1702 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Fleckenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fleckenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fleckenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fleckenstein Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fleckenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fred Fleckenstein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Fleckenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John G Fleckenstein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eva Elis Fleckenstein, aged 58, who landed in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Heinrich Fleckenstein, aged 18, who landed in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elise Fleckenstein, aged 3, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anthony Fleckenstein, who landed in St Clair County in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleckenstein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleckenstein (post 1700)



  • Valentine Fleckenstein, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rochester, New York, 1887-90
  • Thomas J. Fleckenstein, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 31, 1998
  • William P. Fleckenstein (1903-1967), American football offensive lineman who played professionally from 1925 to 1931
  • Matt Fleckenstein, American television writer, known for his work on Family Guy
  • Raymond Herbert Fleckenstein (b. 1898), American chemist
  • Albrecht Fleckenstein (1917-1992), German pharmacologist and physiologist, best known for his discovery of calcium channel blockers, awarded the Ernst Jung Prize in 1986
  • Knut Fleckenstein (b. 1953), German politician, MEP for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (2009-)
  • Josef Fleckenstein (1919-2004), German historian and essayist
  • Kurt Fleckenstein (b. 1949), German artist/sculptor
  • Günther Werner Fleckenstein (b. 1924), German theatre and opera producer

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  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)

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Fleckenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleckenstein 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.

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