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Flemine is a name that originated amongst the industrious people of Flanders The name came to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman settlers that followed the Strongbow led invasions of 1171 and 1172.

The Flemine name is derived from the Old French word "flamanc," which means a "Flemish person" or simply a "Fleming." "Many natives of that country joined William the Conqueror in the invasion of England. Several persons designated Flandrensis occur in Domesday Book; thus Winemar Flandrensis was a tenant in chief in co. Buckinghamshire, and Hugo Flandrensis in Bedfordshire. He assumed this surname in regard he came from Flanders, and assisted William at the Battle of Hastings." [1]

Early Origins of the Flemine family

The surname Flemine was first found in the eastern Irish county of Meath. There, the family acquired considerable estates and built the Castle Slane.

In the early days there was much movement throughout what is now known as the British Isles. We note this entry for the family in Saltash, Cornwall: "This manor, which extends its jurisdiction into several parishes in Cornwall and Devonshire, belonged formerly to the ancient family of Fleming in Devonshire, Barons of Slane in Ireland. By the sons of a sister, and one of the co-heiresses of the Fleming family, it was sold in the sixteenth century to Thomas Wyvell, Esq. from whose family it passed by a female heir to the ancestor of Francis Wills, Esq. of Saltash, the present proprietor. " [2]

"It is probable that Manely Fleming [in the parish of St. Veep, Cornwall] belonged originally to the ancient family of Flemings, since they bear one common name." [2]

Early History of the Flemine family

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Early Notables of the Flemine family

Of note in the family at this time was Nicholas Fleming, Archbishop of Armagh from 1404 to 1416, best known for his "Fleming's Register"; Rev. Richard Fleming, SJ (1542-1590), professor of philosophy in Paris, regarded as...
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Migration of the Flemine family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Fleming, who arrived in Virginia in 1650; Christopher Fleming, who settled in Virginia in 1653; James, John, Joseph, Martin, Richard, Samuel, Thomas, and William Fleming who all came to Philadelphia Pa. between 1840 and 1860. The following works may prove helpful for further research: ".

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print on Facebook