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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.

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

Spelling variations of this family name include: Flórez, Florez, Flores, Flóriz, Floriz, Flóraz, Floraz, Flor, Florán, Floran, Florián and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flores research. Another 401 words (29 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.

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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...

Another 52 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flores Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso Flores came to Mexico in 1539
  • Alonso Flores, who settled in Mexico in 1539
  • Alejo Flores arrived in Colombia in 1576
  • Alvaro Alfonso Flores settled in Guatemala in 1595

Flores Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Flores, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • M DeLa Flores, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1626

Flores Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Flores, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Bernardino De Flores, who landed in America in 1811
  • Maria Flores, who landed in America in 1813
  • Pedro De Flores, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Catalina De Flores, who arrived in America in 1814
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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 emigrated to America, in 1924
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  • 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
  • Modesto Velazquez Flores (1909-1998), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1944, 1956 (alternate), 1960
  • Bill Flores, American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District; Elected 2010, 2012
  • Diana Flores, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 104th District, 2000
  • John V. Flores, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1994, 1996
  • Lance Flores, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 2000, 2002
  • Manny Flores, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Monica Flores, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Flores Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flores 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.

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