Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Flener family
The surname Flener was first found in Warwickshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1191 when Euerdai Flanders
Early History of the Flener family
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Flener 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 Flener has undergone many spelling variations
, including Flanders
, Flandres, Flinders, Flindres and others.
Early Notables of the Flener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flener family to the New World and Oceana
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 Flener were among those contributors: Johannes Flander, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741; Thomas Flounders, who settled in America in 1751; Daniel Flender, who came to Pennsylvania in 1753.
Contemporary Notables of the name Flener (post 1700)
- Ann Flener, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html