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Florence Early Origins



The surname Florence was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Florence Spelling Variations


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Florence Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Florence, Florance, Florange, Florenges, Florenge, Florens, Florans, Florent, Florenty and many more.

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Florence Early History


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Florence Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Florence research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1721 is included under the topic Early Florence History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Florence Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Florence Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Florence 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:

Florence Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Florence is on record in Virginia in 1706
  • Eliza Florence, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Charles Florence, who landed in New England in 1725

Florence Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sebastian Florence, who arrived in Maryland in 1832
  • James Florence, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • Joseph Florence, who arrived in Mississippi in 1886
  • Celestin Florence was naturalized in Illinois in 1886

Florence Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Florence, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Florence Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Louis Florence was recorded in London, in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Florence Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Florence landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Florence landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas George Florence, aged 28, a bricklayer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Celia Florence, aged 28, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Robert Florence arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Canute" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Florence (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Florence (post 1700)



  • Drayton Florence Jr. (b. 1980), American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills
  • Bob Florence (1932-2008), American jazz arranger and pianist
  • Tyler Florence (b. 1971), American chef and television host of several Food Network shows
  • William E. Florence, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Middlesex County, 1916-18
  • Thomas Birch Florence (1812-1875), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1851-61
  • Glenn Florence, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950
  • Franklin D. R. Florence, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Elias Florence (1797-1880), American politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1843-45; Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Pickaway County, 1850-51
  • Carroll Florence, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Bessie Newsom Florence, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924, 1928
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Florence Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Florence 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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