Flor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Flor family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames.

Early Origins of the Flor family

The surname Flor was first found in Asturias, where the Visigothic court took refuge after the Muslim invasion of the peninsula.

Early History of the Flor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flor research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1236, 1787, 1789, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Flor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flor Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Flórez, Florez, Flores, Flóriz, Floriz, Flóraz, Floraz, Flor, Florán, Floran, Florián and many more.

Early Notables of the Flor family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Flores, who received a grant of land in the Repartimiento de Córdoba; Juan de Flores, fifteenth century novelist; sixteenth century Spanish sculptor and architect Antonio Flórez; Enrique Flórez, eighteenth century Spanish historian; Manuel Antonio Flores, Viceroy of Nueva Granada and Mexico 1787-1789; José Flórez...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Flor migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Flor, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Carl Flor, aged 18, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • M DeLa Flor, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1826 [1]
  • Maria Flor, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Miguel Flor, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Flor (post 1700) +

  • Vicente Flor Bustos (b. 1987), Spanish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper, member of the Spain U17 National Team in 2004
  • Pierre Flor (1775-1848), Norwegian politician, editor and military officer
  • Cândida Branca Flor (1949-2001), born Cândida Maria Coelho Soares, a famous Portuguese entertainer and traditional singer
  • Florencia Flor Caserta (b. 1984), Argentine female pop and rock singer
  • Maria Flor (b. 1983), born Maria Flor Leite Calaça, a Brazilian actress from Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro
  • Carlos Baca Flor (1869-1941), Peruvian artist, known for his portraits including Cardinal Pacelli, later Pius XII, Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland, Éamon de Valera, Prime Minister of Ireland and George Fisher Baker, president of First National Bank

  1. ^ 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)

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