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The name Fleury is from that region of northern France called Normandy. The name came from the medieval given name Fleuri.
The surname Fleury was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been kept on record from ancient times. Some of the first records of the name include: Abbo of Fleury (Latin: Abbo Floriacensis) (c. 945-1004), also known as Saint Abbon was a monk, and later abbot, of Fleury Abbey; Abbo of Fleury (died 1004) a monk and abbot of Fleury; Andrew of Fleury (fl. 1043) wrote Miracula sancti Benedicti; and Hugh of Fleury (died c. 1118) was a monk of Fleury known for his chronicles and other writings.
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Fleury some of which are Fleury, Fleurie, Fleurey, Fleuries, Fleurry, Fleurrie, Fleurries, Fleurrey, de Fleury, du Fleury, de Fleurey, du Fleurey, de Fleurry, du Fleurry, de Fleurrey and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleury research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1698, 1715, 1726, 1794, 1641, 1696, 1672, 1640, 1723, 1527 and 1522 are included under the topic Early Fleury History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fleury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Fleury 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 Fleury were
Fleury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Fleury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Fleury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Fleury Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Fleury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Fleury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fleury 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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