The roots of the Flight surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of
in the Medieval era. The Flight surname comes from someone having lived in Flet, a place-name found in the
Islands. This was probably derived from the Old Norse word
from very ancient times. They derived their name from the village of Flett in the parish of Delting in the
Islands. The name is mentioned in the early Viking sagas, and was one of the most prominent names mentioned in those sagas.
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Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations
, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Flight has been spelled Flet, Flett, Fletts, Flait and others.