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Where did the German Fluckiger family come from? What is the German Fluckiger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fluckiger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fluckiger family history?

The roots of the distinguished German surname Fluckiger lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name derives from the Middle High German word "vlicken," meaning "to patch," and was most likely originally borne by someone who patched shoes or fabric.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Flickinger, Flick, Flicker, Fluecker, Flücker, Flicken, Fluekk, Flükk, Fluek, Flük, Fluekinger, Flükinger, Fluck, Flucker and many more.

First found in the duchy of Swabia. Martin Fluekk was one of the earliest recorded bearers of the name, residing in the city of Überlingen in 1294. The young Fluckiger family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of the region's society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fluckiger research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1294, 1343, 1350, 1479, 1531, 1548, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Fluckiger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fluckiger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fluckiger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Fluckiger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729

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The Fluckiger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fluckiger 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 September 2010 at 15:40.

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