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Multiple Origins for the Surname Fleming



Fleming 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 Fleming name is derived from the Old French word "flamanc," which means a " Flemish person" or simply a "Fleming."

Fleming Early Origins



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


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Fleming Early History


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Fleming Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleming research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1404, 1416, 1542, 1590, 1593, 1665, 1599 and 1631 are included under the topic Early Fleming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fleming Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fleming Early Notables (pre 1700)



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...

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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fleming Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Fleming, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1616
  • Richard Fleming settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Abraham Fleming arrived in Boston in 1635
  • Abram Fleming, aged 40, landed in New England in 1635
  • Elizabeth Fleming settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alex Fleming, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Ja Fleming, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Martha Fleming, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Joseph Fleming, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Lawrence Fleming, who arrived in Virginia in 1730
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Fleming, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Helen Fleming, who arrived in Georgia in 1806
  • Beatrice Fleming emigrated from Scotland to Georgia in 1806
  • Beatrice Fleming, who arrived in Georgia in 1806
  • John B Fleming, aged 25, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleming Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Fleming, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. James Fleming U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Fleming Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Fleming, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • James Fleming, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Mary Fleming, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1819
  • Charles Fleming, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Margaret Fleming, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Fleming, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Ann Fleming arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • William Thomas Fleming arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Elizabeth Elicia Fleming arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Bridget Fleming arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thirteen" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleming Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Fleming landed in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • S. Fleming arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • George Fleming arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • William Fleming arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • W. Fleming arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleming (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleming (post 1700)



  • Martin Brendan Fleming (1926-2016), American politician, Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts from 1982 to 1984
  • Major-General Raymond Hartwell Fleming (1889-1974), American Adjutant-General of Louisiana (1960-1964)
  • Major-General Philip Bracken Fleming (1887-1955), American Under-Secretary of Commerce (1950-1951)
  • Peggy Gale Fleming (b. 1948), American figure skater who won five U.S. titles, three World titles and the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France
  • Captain Richard E. Fleming (1917-1942), United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in World War II during the Battle of Midway
  • Don Fleming (1937-1963), American football safety
  • Renée Fleming (b. 1959), American operatic soprano acclaimed by the press as "one of the truly magnificent voices of our time"
  • James Phillip Fleming (b. 1943), American military pilot in the Vietnam War awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing a 6-man Green Beret unit stranded within heavy enemy positions
  • Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857-1911), American (Scottish born) astronomer made an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, the first American woman to be so elected
  • Wayne Fleming (1950-2013), Canadian assistant NHL ice hockey coach for the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, and Tampa Bay Lightning
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fleming Historic Events


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Fleming Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Wilfred Stafford Fleming (1909-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Ian Fleming (b. 1908), British Lieutenant, who trained on board the HMS Repulse in WW1 had an illustrious career and went on to create "James Bond"

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Honora "Nora" Fleming (d. 1912), aged 22, Irish Third Class passenger from Carrowskehine, Mayo who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Margaret Fleming, aged 42, American First Class passenger from Haverford, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 4

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Suggested Readings for the name Fleming


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Suggested Readings for the name Fleming



  • Hamilton, Mullins, Fleming, and Related Lines (of Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee) by Verle Hamilton Parrish.
  • Let the Deed Show: A Pictorial and Historical Record of the Fleming, Edwards and Woods Families Dating from 1700's to 1980 by James R. Fleming.

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Fleming Family Crest Products


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THIRTEEN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Thirteen.gif

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. 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).
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The Fleming Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleming 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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