The surname Fletchmo is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It is derived from "Flecknoe," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire.
Early Origins of the Fletchmo family
The surname Fletchmo was first found in Warwickshire
, where the hamlet of Flecknoe is located. It is likely that the name was first borne by landowners in this region. Saxon influence in England
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. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Fletchmo was first referenced in the year 1221, when Richard de Flecho held estates in Warwickshire.
Early History of the Fletchmo family
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Fletchmo Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fletchmo have been found, including Fleckno, Flecknoe, Flitchmoe, Fletchmo, Flicknoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Fletchmo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fletchmo family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Fletchmo, or a variant listed above: George Flecknoe, who was naturalized in Indiana at the end of the 19th century.