Show ContentsFlegg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Flegg family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Flegg was a name given to a streaked or dappled element. The surname Flegg originally derived from the Old English word Fleck.

Early Origins of the Flegg family

The surname Flegg was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Flegg family

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Flegg Spelling Variations

Flegg has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Flegg have been found, including Fleck, Flecke, Flegg, Flack, Flacks, Flick and many more.

Early Notables of the Flegg family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Flegg family to Ireland

Some of the Flegg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Flegg migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Fleggs to arrive on North American shores:

Flegg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Flegg, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]

Australia Flegg migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Flegg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Flegg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FORFARSHIRE 1848. Retrieved from on Facebook