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Flexer Early Origins



The surname Flexer was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1279 when William Flexman held estates in that shire.

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Flexer Spelling Variations


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Flexer Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Flexer has appeared include Flaxman, Flexman, Flashman, Flachman, Fleshman, Flesh and many more.

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Flexer Early History


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Flexer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flexer research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1327, 1332, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Flexer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flexer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flexer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flexer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Flexer arrived in North America very early:

Flexer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hance Philip Flexer, aged 31, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flexer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flexer (post 1700)



  • Joe Flexer (1933-2000), American-born, Canadian trade unionist and communist activist
  • Mae Flexer (b. 2015), American politician, Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 29th District
  • Fayette J. Flexer (1892-1975), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Mexico City, 1925-26; Frontera, 1927; Alvaro Obregón, 1929; U.S. Consul in Santiago, 1939-40; Colombo, 1943; Buenos Aires, 1945-46; Manila, 1947

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Flexer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flexer 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 November 2015 at 10:56.

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