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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Flowers come from its first bearer, who was a beautiful person or perhaps of someone with a flowery personality. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old French word flur (which appears in Old English flur and flour), which meant flower. It could also be occupational; in the Middle Ages the word for flower and flour were the same, and might denote a maker of flour. This occupation usually shows up in a surname as Miller, though. Another occupation that could be indicated by this name is that of the fletcher, or maker of arrows. This is derived from the Old English word floer, from the Old English fla, which meant arrow.

Flowers Early Origins



The surname Flowers was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Flowers Spelling Variations


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Flowers Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Flowers has been spelled many different ways, including Flowers, Flower and others.

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Flowers Early History


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Flowers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flowers research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1300, 1367, 1379, and 1400 are included under the topic Early Flowers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flowers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flowers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Flowers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flowers In Ireland


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Flowers In Ireland



Some of the Flowers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Flowerss to arrive in North America:

Flowers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Flowers, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • William Flowers, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Thomas Flowers, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Richard Flowers, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Flowers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Flowers, who arrived in New England in 1725
  • Josiah Flowers, who landed in Mississippi in 1798
  • Elisha Flowers, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798
  • Ezehiel Flowers, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Flowers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Flowers, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • W W Flowers, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • O L Flowers, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Flowers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Flowers, who landed in Quebec in 1784

Flowers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Flowers, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • John Flowers, English Convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Flowers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Flowers, aged 26, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Francis Flowers, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flowers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flowers (post 1700)



  • Joseph Flowers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008
  • J. W. Flowers, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972
  • J. Morgan Flowers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944
  • Harold Flowers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • Hardy Flowers, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1808-10, 1812, 1826-27, 1830-31; Member of North Carolina State Senate from Edgecombe County, 1821-23, 1833-34
  • H. H. Flowers (b. 1865), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 17th District, 1915-18
  • Edwin F. Flowers (b. 1930), American Republican politician, Judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1975-76; Defeated, 1976
  • Mary Flowers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996
  • Merle Flowers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008
  • Michael Flowers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Flowers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flowers 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 30 November 2016 at 03:30.

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