Fleury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Fleury is from that region of northern France called Normandy. The name came from the medieval given name Fleuri.

Early Origins of the Fleury family

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) a monk of Fleury known for his chronicles and other writings.

Important Dates for the Fleury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fleury research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1698, 1715, 1726, 1794, 1641, 1696, 1672, 1527, 1522, 1605, 1652, 1640, 1723, 1653 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Fleury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fleury Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Fleury family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Fleury (or Florin) (died 1527), a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer, best known for the capture of two out of the three Spanish galleons carrying the Aztec treasure from Mexico to Spain in 1522. According to Forbes, he was the sixth highest earning pirate who had a wealth...
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Fleury 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 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
  • Abraham Fleury, who arrived in South Carolina in 1679 [1]
  • Abraham Fleury, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1680
  • Isaac Fleury, who landed in South Carolina in 1685 [1]
  • Marianne Fleury, who arrived in South Carolina in 1685 [1]
Fleury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabet Fleury, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [1]
  • Antoine Fleury, aged 32, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Jean Fleury, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Antoine Fleury, aged 32, settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jeanne Fleury, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fleury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Fleury, aged 26, settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Francis G. Fleury, who settled in Philadelphia in 1851
  • Victor Fleury, who settled in Philadelphia in 1854
  • Anthony Fleury, who settled in Philadelphia in 1855

Fleury migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fleury Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Fleury was on record in Montreal in 1653
  • Francois Fleury, who settled in Quebec in 1659
  • François Fleury, son of Simon and Marie, married Jeanne Gilles, daughter of Pierre and Anne, in Quebec on 24th August 1670 [2]
  • Jacques-Alexis Fleury, son of Jacques and Périne, married Marguerite De Chavigny, daughter of François and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 19th November 1671 [2]
Fleury Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Fleury, son of François and Jeanne, married Catherine Curot, daughter of Etienne and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 2nd April 1704 [2]
  • Jean Fleury, son of François and Jeanne, married Marie-Marthe Chauvin, daughter of Pierre and Marthe, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 29th April 1706 [2]
  • Joseph Fleury, son of Joseph and Claire, married Catherine Véron, daughter of Etienne and Marie-Catherine, in Quebec on 19th January 1738 [2]
  • Louis Fleury, son of Nicolas and Madeleine, married Anne-Cécile Gagnon, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Beauport, Quebec on 29th August 1740 [2]
  • André Fleury, son of Richard and Marie-Louise, married Marie-Josephte Tanguay, daughter of Jacques and Geneviève, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 21st April 1760 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fleury migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fleury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. Fleury, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
  • Mrs. Ellen Fleury, (b. 1829), aged 30, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [3]
  • Mr. Patrick Fleury, (b. 1853), aged 6, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fleury (post 1700)

  • Gordon A. Fleury, American Republican politician who served in the California legislature during the 1940s and early 1950s
  • Paul A Fleury (b. 1939), American physicist and academic administrator
  • Thomas L. Fleury, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976 [4]
  • Edward Stanley Fleury (b. 1857), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Isle La Motte, 1888; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1904 [4]
  • Michel Fleury (1923-2002), French historian, archivist and archaeologist who specialized in the history and archaeology of Paris
  • Jean-Gérard Fleury (1905-2002), French businessman, aviator, journalist and writer who was awarded the Albert Londres Prize in 1938
  • Fanny Fleury (1848-1920), French painter from Paris; she showed works at the Paris Salon from 1869 to 1882
  • Antoine-Claude Fleury (1743-1822), French historical and portrait painter who studied under Regnault
  • Joseph Nicolas Robert- Fleury (1797-1890), French painter from Cologne, father of Tony Robert-Fleury
  • Damien Fleury (b. 1986), French ice hockey player for the France National Team
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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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