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The German surname Flemming emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. The name Flemming, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Lower Saxony. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The Flemming family originally lived in Flanders. In the Middle Ages, Flanders and other regions of the Netherlands enjoyed a considerable commercial intercourse with England, Germany and France. Consequently, many people from this region migrated to other European states.

Flemming Early Origins



The surname Flemming was first found in Lower Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name originates from the German word "Flame" meaning flame. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Ilias Flammic in Cologne around 1135, Pilgrimus von Flemminch in Austria in 1287, Tham Flemmingen in Pomerania in 1295, Conrad Flemingen in Pomerania in 1315, Dyle zum Fleminge in Frankfurt around 1333. The variation Vlemming mainly appears in chronicles of northern cities such as Luebeck, Rostock, Stralsund, and Barth around 1300.

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Flemming Spelling Variations


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Flemming Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fleming, Flemming, Flaminc, Vleming, Flamen, Flaehming, Flehmig, Flehmke, Flemisch, Flemmig, Flaeming, Flaemming, Fleminge, Flaemisch, Vlemming, Flammic, Flemminch, Flemmingen and many more.

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Flemming Early History


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Flemming Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flemming research. Another 487 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1609, 1640, 1700, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Flemming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flemming Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flemming Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flemming 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:

Flemming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Flemming, who arrived in New England in 1754
  • John Flemming, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772
  • James Flemming, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1773
  • Christian Flemming, who arrived in America in 1777
  • Andrew Flemming, who landed in New York, NY in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flemming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Flemming, who landed in America in 1805
  • Thomas Flemming, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Thomas Flemming, aged 55, arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • William Flemming, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Joseph S Flemming, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flemming Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Flemming, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Richard Flemming U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 [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

Flemming Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Flemming, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Robert Flemming, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Andrew Flemming, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Bridget Flemming, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Margaret Flemming, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flemming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Flemming arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849
  • Catherine Flemming, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Elizabeth Flemming, aged 15, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson"
  • Elizabeth Flemming, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • William Flemming, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flemming Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Flemming arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • William Flemming, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Maria Flemming, aged 24, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Henry Flemming, aged 25, a railway labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Bridget Flemming, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flemming (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flemming (post 1700)



  • William Norman "Bill" Flemming (1926-2007), American television sports journalist, one of the original announcers for the ABC Sports show Wide World of Sports (1961-1998)
  • David Braxton "Dave" Flemming (b. 1976), American sportscaster
  • O. J. Flemming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912
  • Harry H. Flemming, American Republican politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1935
  • Elizabeth H. Flemming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Edwin G. Flemming, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 13th District, 1935
  • Arthur Sherwood Flemming (1905-1996), American Republican politician, Member, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1939-48
  • Arthur S. Flemming, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1960
  • Arch K. Flemming, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Doddridge County, 1917-18
  • Roger Flemming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1980
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Flemming Historic Events


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Flemming Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Patrick  Flemming (1858-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Joseph  Flemming (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Herbert Flemming, English Able-Bodied Seaman from Manchester, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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  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. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Flemming Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flemming 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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