Flora History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Flora family

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

Important Dates for the Flora family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flora research. Another 96 words (7 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.

Flora 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 Flora 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 Flora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flora migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flora Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Flora, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • I Flora, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Maria Flora, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Friedricka Flora, who settled in New York, NY in 1857

Flora migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flora Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Matthew Flora, aged 22 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Maria and Elizabeth" departing 6th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 24th June 1847 but he died on board [2]

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 [3]
  • John C. Flora, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1924 [3]
  • Billie Hazel Flora, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Kansas State Senate 40th District, 2000 [3]
  • Margaret Flora Spittle OBE FRCP FRCR (b. 1939), British oncologist
  • Ms. Flora Jane Duffy O.B.E.,, British recipient of Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to sport in Bermuda [4]
  • Mrs. Flora Scott Martin M.B.E.,, British Support of Action for Children Scotland, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Children and Young People, particularly through Action for Children Scotland [5]
  • Flora Fetterholf, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940 [6]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 76)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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