Florer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Florer is from that region of northern France called Normandy. The name came from the medieval given name Fleuri.

Early Origins of the Florer family

The surname Florer was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been kept on record from ancient times. Some of the first records of the name include: Abbo of Fleury (Latin: Abbo Floriacensis) (c. 945-1004), also known as Saint Abbon was a monk, and later abbot, of Fleury Abbey; Abbo of Fleury (died 1004) a monk and abbot of Fleury; Andrew of Fleury ( fl. 1043) wrote Miracula sancti Benedicti; and Hugh of Fleury (died c. 1118) a monk of Fleury known for his chronicles and other writings.

Important Dates for the Florer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Florer research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1698, 1715, 1726, 1794, 1641, 1696, 1672, 1527, 1522, 1605, 1652, 1640, 1723, 1653 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Florer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Florer Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Fleury, Fleurie, Fleurey, Fleuries, Fleurry, Fleurrie, Fleurries, Fleurrey, de Fleury, du Fleury, de Fleurey, du Fleurey, de Fleurry, du Fleurry, de Fleurrey and many more.

Early Notables of the Florer family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Fleury (or Florin) (died 1527), a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer, best known for the capture of two out of the three Spanish galleons carrying the Aztec treasure from Mexico to Spain in 1522. According to Forbes, he was the sixth highest earning pirate who had a wealth...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Florer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Florer migration to the United States

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Florer has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Florer were

Florer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonhart Florer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Florer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anders I. Florer, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Florer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carlos Florer, aged 49, who settled in America from London, in 1904
  • Salvatore Florer, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Florer (post 1700)

  • David Florer, American music producer
  • Farrah Florer (b. 1977), American actress, best known for her work of the television series Guns and Roses

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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)
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