Early Origins of the Flitcroft family
The surname Flitcroft was first found in Yorkshire
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 13th century in the Yarm district of North Yorkshire.
Early History of the Flitcroft family
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Flitcroft Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Flitcroft were recorded, including Flintoff, Flitcroft, Flinton, Flintham, Flintard, Flintarne and many more.
Early Notables of the Flitcroft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flitcroft family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Flitcroft family emigrate to North America:
Flitcroft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nicolas Flitcroft, aged 16, who landed in Barbados in 1635 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Flitcroft Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J. Flitcroft, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Flitcroft (post 1700)
- W. Flitcroft, English footballer who played from 1888 to 1889
- David John Flitcroft (b. 1974), English football manager and former footballer
- Garry William Flitcroft (b. 1972), English former professional footballer and football manager