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The name Fleur has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, in the village of De Flers.

Fleur Early Origins



The surname Fleur was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

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Fleur Spelling Variations


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Fleur Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Lafleur, Lafleure, Fleur, Fleure, Flers, Leflers, de Flers, de Fleur, de Fleure, Desfleurs, Fleureau, Fleureaux, Fleurant, Fleurand, Florida and many more.

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Fleur Early History


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Fleur Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleur research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1696, 1717, 1794, 1803, and 1872 are included under the topic Early Fleur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fleur Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fleur Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fleur Notables 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Fleur has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fleur were

Fleur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • M. La Fleur was living in Fort Louis de la Mobile in Louisiana, in the year 1711
  • M. La Fleur, a wagon maker, was living in New Orleans in 1725
  • M. La Fleur and his wife were living in Illinois in 1732
  • Dominique Fleur settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Christoph Fleur, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleur (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleur (post 1700)



  • Marie St. Fleur, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000, 2004; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008
  • Robert Alex La Fleur, state official, Louisiana

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Fleur Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Fleur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleur 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2015 at 10:04.

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