Fleckenstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Fleckenstein family

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.

Early History of the Fleckenstein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleckenstein research. Another 75 words (5 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.

Fleckenstein Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fleckenstein family (pre 1700)

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United States Fleckenstein migration to the United States +

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]
Fleckenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John G Fleckenstein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Eva Elis Fleckenstein, aged 58, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Heinrich Fleckenstein, aged 18, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Elise Fleckenstein, aged 3, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Anthony Fleckenstein, who landed in St Clair County in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Fleckenstein (post 1700) +

  • 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
  • Valentine Fleckenstein, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rochester, New York, 1887-90 [2]
  • Thomas J. Fleckenstein, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 31, 1998 [2]
  • 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


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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