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The Fleetwood name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held a family seat at Hesketh and at Little Plumpton with vast territories in that county. The place-name is derived from the Old English words fleot, which means stream and wudu which means wood. In this case the original bearers of the surname lived in the area that was by a stream and near wood. Perhaps a woodlot or forest.

Fleetwood Early Origins



The surname Fleetwood was first found in Lancashire at Fleetwood, a town within the Wyre district which has a rather recent history in comparison to many of the villages that date back to the Domesday Book. However, Roman ruins in the area suggest that the location may well have been an ancient sea port. The manor house was held by the Allen family for centuries but was ultimately sold to Thomas Fleetwood, comptroller of the Royal Mint whose son, Edmund expanded the house into Rossall Hall and these lands have remained in the Fleetwood family for 300 years since that time. Some of the family were also found at Bispham, again in Lancashire. "This place, which is of great antiquity, is styled in Domesday Survey Biscopham. It was early a possession of the Boteler family; and in the 13th of Elizabeth, the manors of "Litle and Grete" Bispham were held by the Fleetwoods." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, 1st Baronet, (1801-1866), born Peter Hesketh, an English landowner, developer and Member of Parliament, founded the town of Fleetwood-on-Wrye "on which the town is built have been for some centuries the property of [his] ancestors." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"Irmingland Hall [in Irmingland, Norfolk] formerly belonged to the Fleetwood family, one of whom, General Fleetwood, married the daughter of Oliver Cromwell, who frequently visited this place, and issued many of his ordinances hence; one wing only remains, which is now a farmhouse." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The legendary British musician Mick Fleetwood was born in Redruth, Cornwall and is presumed to be from a different branch of the family.

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Fleetwood Spelling Variations


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Fleetwood Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fleetwood has undergone many spelling variations, including Fleetwoode, Fleetwood and others.

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Fleetwood Early History


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Fleetwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleetwood research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1610, 1641, 1618, 1692, 1652, 1655, 1603, 1683, 1623, 1672, 1656 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Fleetwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fleetwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fleetwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Fleetwood (died after 1610), of Ealing and Cranford, Middlesex; and his son, Sir Miles Fleetwood of Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire (died 1641), an English office-holder and politician; Charles Fleetwood (1618-1692), English Parliamentary General and Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1652 to 1655; Sir George Fleetwood...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fleetwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fleetwood In Ireland


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Fleetwood In Ireland



Some of the Fleetwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fleetwood were among those contributors:

Fleetwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Fleetwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1609
  • Alexander Fleetwood settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Alexander Fleetwood, aged 19, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • David Fleetwood, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • David Fleetwood settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleetwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Fleetwood, who landed in New York, NY in 1835
  • Baron Gustave Fleetwood settled in New York in 1845. He was descended from the Chipping Wycomb branch who fought for King Gustave of Sweden and was elected to the Swedish nobility

Fleetwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Fleetwood, who arrived in Quebec in 1784

Fleetwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alice Fleetwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lucy" in 1850
  • Charles Fleetwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lucy" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleetwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleetwood (post 1700)



  • Mae Fleetwood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1972
  • John Kenneth Fleetwood, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Seaford, Delaware, 1954-56 (acting, 1954-56)
  • Frederick Gleed Fleetwood (1868-1938), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1900; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1900; Secretary of State of Vermont, 1902-08, 1917-19
  • Marquel Fleetwood (b. 1970), former American CFL football quarterback who played from 1993 to 1997
  • Frederick G. Fleetwood (1868-1938), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont (1923-1925)
  • Christian Fleetwood (1840-1914), American Army officer, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm during the American Civil War
  • Tommy Fleetwood (b. 1991), English professional golfer
  • Stuart Keith Wakley Fleetwood (b. 1986), English footballer
  • Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood (1801-1866), English landowner and MP, founder of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England
  • Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood (b. 1942), British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quod tibi, hoc alteri
Motto Translation: That is for thee, not the other.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Fleetwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleetwood 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.

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