Fleurance History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fleurance family

The surname Fleurance was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor.

The name is "a masculine personal name, Latin Florentius. The fame of Florentius, an Angevin saint, made the name popular among the Normans. " [1]

In England, Florence of Worcester (d. 1118), was an English "chronicler, a monk of Worcester, who is said by one of his continuators, who praises his skill and industry, to have died on 7 July 1118." [2]

Early History of the Fleurance family

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Fleurance Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Florence, Florance, Florange, Florenges, Florenge, Florens, Florans, Florent, Florenty and many more.

Early Notables of the Fleurance family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fleurance family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guillaume Florent, who was recorded in Quebec in 1662; Bernard de Florensac, who was among the Carignan-Salieres Regiment in Quebec in 1665; Eliza Florence, who is on record in Virginia in 1706.

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

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