The distinguished surname Fleckenstine 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 Fleckenstine family
The surname Fleckenstine 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 Fleckenstine family was instrumental during this early period, contributing greatly to the development of medieval society.
Early History of the Fleckenstine family
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Fleckenstine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fleckenstein, von Fleckenstein, Fleckenstine and others.
Early Notables of the Fleckenstine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fleckenstine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Catharina Fleckenstein, who emigrated from Speyer to Cayenne in 1764; Cornelius Fleckenstine, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1829; Adam Fleckenstein, who applied for naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1846.