Fleur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Fleur family
The surname Fleur was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.
One branch of the family established a seigniory in Fleurent, Champagne, for De Braux. The branch Lafleur established a seigniory in Brittany in 1696 for Montlouis. The family became more prominent through alliances with other important families. Antoinette de Pellevé de Flers, the heiress of the county of Flers upon the death of her brother, married Philippe-René, the lord of Villebadin, in 1717. Hyacinthe, the marquis of Lezeau in 1803, reclaimed the title of marquis of Flers, which was conserved by his descendants. 
Jean Lafleur, born in 1663, son of Pierre and Françoise (née Claude), settled in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in the 17th century. He married Jeanne Chebaudier, daughter of Jean and Marie (née Mercier), on 7th January 1687. 
Early History of the Fleur family
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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.
Early Notables of the Fleur family (pre 1700)
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Fleur migration to the United States +
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
- Christoph Fleur, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Fleur (post 1700) +
- Marie St. Fleur, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000, 2004; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008 
- Robert Alex La Fleur, state official, Louisiana
- Kareen Fleur Adcock CNZM OBE (b. 1934), New Zealand poet
- Fleur Revell (b. 1972), New Zealand public relations consultant and former television personality
- Fleur Adcock (b. 1934), New Zealand poet
Related Stories +
- ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html