Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from "Flecknoe," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire.
Early Origins of the Flicknoe family
Warwickshire, where the hamlet of Flecknoe is located. It is likely that the name was first borne by landowners in this region. Saxon influence in England 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. However, many Saxon surnames survived, and the family name Flicknoe was first referenced in the year 1221, when Richard de Flecho held estates in Warwickshire.
Early History of the Flicknoe family
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Flicknoe Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Flicknoe are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Flicknoe include: Fleckno, Flecknoe, Flitchmoe, Fletchmo, Flicknoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Flicknoe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flicknoe family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Flicknoe or a variant listed above: George Flecknoe, who was naturalized in Indiana at the end of the 19th century.
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