The surname Flecknoe is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It is derived from "Flecknoe," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire.
Early Origins of the Flecknoe family
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.
Early History of the Flecknoe family
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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.
Early Notables of the Flecknoe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flecknoe family to the New World and Oceana
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
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