Flesch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German name Flesch and its variants has most likely evolved from the Low German word "flesch," which means "meat." It may have been an occupational name for a butcher, or it may have evolved from a nickname.

Early Origins of the Flesch family

The surname Flesch was first found in Swabia, where it is thought to have first emerged. The first known bearer of the name was Johann Flesche, who was a resident of Rappoltsweiler, Alsace in 1389. The young Flesch family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Important Dates for the Flesch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flesch research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1389, 1494, 1538, 1798, 1809, 1812, 1832, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Flesch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flesch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fletsche, Fletscher, Fletschner, Fleschner, Flesche, Flesch, Pflöschner, Flaschel and many more.

Early Notables of the Flesch family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flesch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flesch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flesch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Flesch was naturalized in Missouri in 1848
  • William Flesch took an oath of allegiance in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Anna Flesch immigrated to Indiana in 1867
  • Franz Flesch, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1892
  • F. Flesch, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1894
Flesch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Augustine Flesch, aged 27, who settled in America from Nagenan, Germany, in 1908
  • Jakob Flesch, aged 25, who settled in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1909
  • Anna Flesch, aged 31, who landed in America from Paripas, Hungary, in 1910
  • Aladar Flesch, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Berthold Flesch, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Flesch (post 1700)

  • Karl Flesch (1873-1944), Hungarian-German violin virtuoso
  • Stephen Alexander Flesch (b. 1942), South African author
  • Ella Flesch (1900-1957), well-known Austrian singer
  • Siegfried "Fritz" Flesch (1872-1939), Austrian Olympic saber fencer

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