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Where did the German Flesch family come from? What is the German Flesch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Flesch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Flesch family history?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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fletsche, Fletscher, Fletschner, Fleschner, Flesche, Flesch, Pflöschner, Flaschel and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flesch research. Another 176 words (13 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.
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flesch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Flesch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Flesch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Flesch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flesch 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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