Show ContentsFlorian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Florian family

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Florian 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 Florian 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...
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Florian Ranking

In the United States, the name Florian is the 12,223rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Florian migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Florian Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Diego Florian, who settled in New Spain in 1582
Florian Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jo Florian, aged 14, who landed in America in 1635 [2]
Florian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Florian, who landed in Guatemala in 1838 [2]
  • Georges Florian, who settled in America in 1849
  • Diego Florian, who landed in New Spain in 1882 [2]
  • Michael Florian, who arrived in Arkansas in 1884 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Florian (post 1700) +

  • Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755-1794), French poet and romance writer
  • Hans Florian Zimmer (b. 1957), German film composer and music producer, recipient of four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, three Golden Globes, one BAFTA, two Academy Awards
  • Lukas Florian David (1934-2021), Austrian classical violinist
  • Alfred Florian Beiter (1894-1974), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from New York 41st District, 1933-39, 1941-43; Defeated, 1938, 1942 [3]
  • John Florian Kordek (b. 1938), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, 1988
  • Valentin Florian Schweiger (b. 1995), German child actor
  • Martin Florian Herz (1917-1983), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1974-77 [4]
  • Florian Bohnert (b. 1997), Luxembourg footballer
  • Florian Hoffmeister (b. 1970), B.S.C., a German cinematographer and director, best known for films Tár (2022), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography, The Deep Blue Sea (2011) and A Quiet Passion (2016)
  • Florian Chollet, French company president, Plaisir

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