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The surname Flecknoe is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from "Flecknoe," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire.

Flecknoe Early Origins



The surname Flecknoe was first found in Warwickshire, where the hamlet of Flecknoe is located. It is likely that the name was first borne by landowners in this region. Saxon influence in England diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries, and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Flecknoe was first referenced in the year 1221, when Richard de Flecho held estates in Warwickshire.

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Flecknoe Spelling Variations


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Flecknoe Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Flecknoe include Fleckno, Flecknoe, Flitchmoe, Fletchmo, Flicknoe and many more.

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Flecknoe Early History


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Flecknoe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flecknoe research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1600 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Flecknoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flecknoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flecknoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flecknoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Flecknoe or a variant listed above:

Flecknoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Flecknoe was naturalized in Indiana at the end of the 19th century

Flecknoe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily A. Flecknoe, aged 60, who landed in America from London, England, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flecknoe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flecknoe (post 1700)



  • Maggie Flecknoe (b. 1983), American actress, radio personality, and voice actress
  • Richard Flecknoe (1600-1678), English dramatist and poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Flecknoe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flecknoe 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 30 October 2012 at 10:26.

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