Flores History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Flores family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flores research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1236, 1787, 1789, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Flores History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Flores World Ranking

In the United States, the name Flores is the 89th most popular surname with an estimated 228,804 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Flores is ranked the 1,173rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,715 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Flores is the 34th popular surname with an estimated 100 people with that name. [3]


United States Flores migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flores Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso Flores, who settled in Mexico in 1539
  • Alejo Flores, who arrived in Colombia in 1576
  • Alvaro Alfonso Flores, who settled in Guatemala in 1595
Flores Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Flores, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [4]
  • M DeLa Flores, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1626 [4]
Flores Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Flores, who arrived in America in 1810 [4]
  • Bernardino De Flores, who landed in America in 1811 [4]
  • Maria Flores, who landed in America in 1813 [4]
  • Pedro De Flores, who arrived in America in 1813 [4]
  • Catalina De Flores, who arrived in America in 1814 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Flores Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Flores, aged 34, who settled in America from Pomarico, in 1907
  • Alfonso Flores, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Angelo Flores, aged 47, who landed in America from Pomarico, Italy, in 1921
  • Angel Flores, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Albert P. Flores, aged 20, who immigrated to America, in 1924

West Indies Flores migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Flores Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Mari Flores, who arrived in Cuba in 1833 [4]
  • Jeronimo Flores, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1838 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Flores (post 1700) +

  • Kathleen "Kathy" Flores (1955-2021), American rugby union player from the United States, the head coach of the United States women's national rugby union team until January 2011
  • Patrick Fernández Flores (1929-2017), American Roman Catholic cleric, Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas from 1979 to 2004
  • Cirilo B. Flores (1948-2014), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego
  • David Romero Flores (b. 1968), Mexican jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing, three-time winner of the Breeders' Cup
  • Randy Alan Flores (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Joan Milke Flores, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1992 [6]
  • Ismael Flores (b. 1958), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 36th District, 1997-2010 [6]
  • Elizabeth G. Flores, American politician, Mayor of Laredo, Texas, 2003 [6]
  • Edna Flores, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2004, 2008 [6]
  • Carmen A. Flores, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [6]
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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