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

Florer Early Origins



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) was a monk of Fleury known for his chronicles and other writings.

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Florer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Florer Early History


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Florer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Florer research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1698, 1715, 1726, 1794, 1641, 1696, 1672, 1640, 1723, 1527 and 1522 are included under the topic Early Florer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Florer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Florer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Claude Fleury (1640-1723), an ecclesiastical writer and historian. On the infamous side, Jean Fleury (or Florin) (died 1527) was a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer, best known for the capture...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Florer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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

Florer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders I. Florer, aged 40, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Florer (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    11. ...

    The Florer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Florer 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 23 May 2014 at 08:35.

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