Flieger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Flieger lie with the Middle High German word "pfluoc," meaning "plow;" and as such, it was thought to have originally been an occupational name for a plowman.

Early Origins of the Flieger family

The surname Flieger was first found in Bavaria, where the name Pfluger was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Flieger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flieger research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1450, 1506, 1553, 1611, 1797 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Flieger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flieger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pfluger, Pflugger, Pffluger, Pfluggers, Pflugers, Pflugeres, Pfflugers, Pflugerr, Pfluggerr, Fluger, Pluger, Pleuger, Pleumann, Plemmons, Pflueger and many more.

Early Notables of the Flieger family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Flieger in this period include Conrad or Konrad Pflüger (c.1450-c.1506), one of the leading architects and master builders of the...
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Flieger migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flieger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Flieger, aged 15, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Willehad" from Bremen, Germany [1]
Flieger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Samuel Flieger, aged 20, originally from Harodenka, Poland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]

Flieger migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flieger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Henry Flieger U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Flieger (post 1700)

  • Verlyn Flieger (b. 1933), American author, editor, and professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland at College Park

Historic Events for the Flieger family

Bismarck
  • Hans Flieger (1921-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSJ-GPD : 6 December 2014), Wilhelm Flieger, 24 Jul 1895; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Willehad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J666-P4X : 6 December 2014), Samuel Flieger, 11 Nov 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  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
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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