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The distinguished Flesher family finds its origin with the proud Norman people. Although the Normans came from France, they were actually of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and northern Scotland under their king, Stirgud the Stout, around 870. Subsequently, led by their jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France around 911. After Rollo laid siege to Paris, King Charles the Simple of France finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo, who became the first Duke of Normandy. Flesher is of the common type of surnames known as the occupational name. Such a surname would have been taken from the primary vocation of an ancestor of the bearer; in this case, one who makes arrows.

Flesher Early Origins



The surname Flesher was first found in at the Forest of Hutton in Yorkshire. They were originally descended from Jean de La Fleche, a Norman noble, who was granted lands by King William. His descendant, Sir Bernard Fletcher moved north and was granted lands in Roxburghshire by King David of Scotland. They later moved further north to Aberdeen, and became one of the first settlers in Glenorchy, and entered into a bond with the Stewarts. Although the Campbells dominated the Glenorchy region, the two clans enjoyed a relatively friendly relationship. The family also had a good relationship with the Stewarts of Apin for whom they helped recover cattle stolen by the MacDonalds.

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Flesher Spelling Variations


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Flesher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fletcher, Flescher, Flegiar, Fletcheour, Fleshar, Fleggeour, Fleshour, Flager, Fledger, Fleschor, Flechyr, Flessor, Flesser, Flesher, Fleager, Flegger and many more.

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Flesher Early History


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Flesher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flesher research. Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1338, 1340, 1374, 1461, 1489, 1613, 1548, 1611, 1585, 1623, 1579, 1625, 1619, 1691, 1633, 1700, 1661, 1679, 1661, 1712, 1689, 1690, 1666, 1713, 1655, 1716, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Flesher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flesher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flesher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Bernard Fletcher from Yorkshire who was the progenitor of the families of Salton and Inverpeffer branches; Giles Fletcher, the elder ( c. 1548-1611), an English writer and diplomat, member of the English Parliament and was later the treasurer of St. Paul's; his son...

Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flesher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flesher In Ireland


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Flesher In Ireland



Some of the Flesher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Flesher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • J. Flesher landed in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Johans Flesher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Flesher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Flesher, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flesher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flesher (post 1700)



  • W. A. Flesher, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1907-10
  • Maxwell W. Flesher, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1934
  • Greg Flesher, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois, 2009
  • G. S. Flesher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1912
  • F. DeMiah Flesher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1960
  • Arthur B. Flesher, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pleasants County, 1913-14

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Flesher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flesher 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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