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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Flora 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.

Flora Early Origins



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

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Flora Spelling Variations


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Flora Spelling Variations



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

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Flora Early History


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Flora Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flora research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1236, 1787, 1789, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Flora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flora Early Notables (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...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Flora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flora Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Flora, aged 23, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • I Flora, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Maria Flora, aged 35, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Friedricka Flora settled in New York, NY in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flora (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flora (post 1700)



  • Snowden Dwight Flora (1879-1957), American meteorologist, climatologist and tornado researcher
  • James "Jim" Flora (1914-1998), American prolific commercial illustrator from the 1940s to the 1970s
  • Dominick A. "Dom" Flora (b. 1935), former American college basketball standout at Washington & Lee University
  • ReBecca Jo Flora, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1994
  • John C. Flora, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1924
  • Billie Hazel Flora, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Kansas State Senate 40th District, 2000

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Suggested Readings for the name Flora


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Suggested Readings for the name Flora



  • Flory, Flora, Fleury Family History, 1948, by Walter Quinter Bunderman.
  • Supplement to the Flory, Flora, Fleury Family History of 1948 by John P. Marcinkowski.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Flora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flora Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 09:05.

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