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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

Fleckenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John G Fleckenstein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Eva Elis Fleckenstein, aged 58, landed in America in 1854
  • Heinrich Fleckenstein, aged 18, landed in America in 1854
  • Elise Fleckenstein, aged 3, arrived in America in 1854
  • Anthony Fleckenstein, who landed in St Clair County in 1855
  • ... (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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    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 08:07.

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