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The Flewelling surname is derived from the Welsh personal name Llewellyn, which was also spelled Llywelin. This name is often explained as meaning lion-like, but is in fact probably derived from the Welsh word "llyw," which means leader. The Welsh double l was a constant source of trouble to English speakers, and was often translated "f." "A very ancient Welsh personal name, borne by many princes and magnates of Celtic origin." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Flewelling Early Origins



The surname Flewelling was first found in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro), a county in south-west Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth. The most famous and oldest reference of the name was Dafydd ap Llywelyn (c.1212-1246), Prince of Gwynedd from 1240 to 1246, the first ruler to claim the title Prince of Wales. His father was Llywelyn the Great (Welsh: Llywelyn Fawr) ( c. 1172-1240), Prince of Gwynedd in north Wales who eventually became ruler over most of Wales. "Davydd ab Llewelyn died at Aber, about 1246, and was buried in the abbey of Conway." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Institute of Historical Research, 1849, Print.

Over in Aberedow, South Wales "Llewelyn's Cave, is said to have been occasionally used as an asylum by that brave, but unfortunate, prince, Llewelyn ab Grufydd, the last royal defender of Welsh liberty and independence, against the overpowering army of Edward I." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Institute of Historical Research, 1849, Print.


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Flewelling Spelling Variations


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Flewelling Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Flewelling name over the years has been spelled Flewelling, Flewellen, Llewellen, Llewillan, Llewellyn, Alewellyin, Flewellyn, Flywillan, Fleuellan, Llewallin, Llewallyn, Flewellan, Flewellin, Llewellan, Lewellin, Lewellen, Lewillan, Lewellyn, Lywellen, Lywellin, Lewallin and many more.

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Flewelling Early History


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Flewelling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flewelling research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1500, 1380 and 1415 are included under the topic Early Flewelling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flewelling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flewelling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir Dafydd ap Llewelyn ap Hywel (c. 1380-1415), better known as Dafydd Gam or Davy Gam, a Welsh medieval...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flewelling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flewelling In Ireland


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Flewelling In Ireland



Some of the Flewelling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Flewelling:

Flewelling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Flewelling purchased land in Virginia in 1643
  • Thomas Flewelling settled in Virginia in 1643
  • John Flewelling, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Flewelling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sadie Flewelling, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Elmer Flewelling, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Hon A Flewelling, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Mrs. Hon A Flewelling, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Leslie C. Flewelling, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918

Flewelling Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Enos Flewelling U.E., "Enns" born in New Castle, Westchester County, New York, USA from New Castle, Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 aboard the ship "Cyrus" he enlisted in 1777 with Colonel Edumnd Fanning's King's American Regiment, also served in Captain Atwood’s Company and Captain Chapman’s Company, married Margaret Jewell in 1787 they had 13 children he died in 1830 in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Flewelling U.E. (b. 1730) born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA from North Castle, Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Oak Point, Greenwich, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 aboard the ship "Cyrus" he helped the Kings American Regiment he died in 1809, married to Elizabeth Griffin [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Francis Flewelling U.E. from North Castle, Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Musquash, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1779 served with Colonel DeLancey [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Flewelling U.E., "Maurice, Morris, James, Flewwelling" born in New York, USA who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Flewelling U.E., "Flewwelling" who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1788 married Deobrah Denton they had 2 children [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flewelling Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Emma Flewelling, aged 18, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flewelling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flewelling (post 1700)



  • Ralph Tyler Flewelling (1871-1960), American philosophy professor
  • Lynn Flewelling (b. 1958), American fantasy fiction author
  • William P. Flewelling (b. 1814), Canadian ship builder and politician
  • Gabriel Hudson Flewelling (b. 1842), Canadian merchant, shipbuilder and politician

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Institute of Historical Research, 1849, Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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