Fluhr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Fluhr has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, in the village of De Flers.

Early Origins of the Fluhr family

The surname Fluhr was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

One branch of the family established a seigniory in Fleurent, Champagne, for De Braux. The branch Lafleur established a seigniory in Brittany in 1696 for Montlouis. The family became more prominent through alliances with other important families. Antoinette de Pellevé de Flers, the heiress of the county of Flers upon the death of her brother, married Philippe-René, the lord of Villebadin, in 1717. Hyacinthe, the marquis of Lezeau in 1803, reclaimed the title of marquis of Flers, which was conserved by his descendants. [1]

Jean Lafleur, born in 1663, son of Pierre and Françoise (née Claude), settled in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in the 17th century. He married Jeanne Chebaudier, daughter of Jean and Marie (née Mercier), on 7th January 1687. [2]

Important Dates for the Fluhr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fluhr research. Another 40 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1794, 1872 and 1927 are included under the topic Early Fluhr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fluhr Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Fluhr include Lafleur, Lafleure, Fleur, Fleure, Flers, Leflers, de Flers, de Fleur, de Fleure, Desfleurs, Fleureau, Fleureaux, Fleurant, Fleurand, Florida and many more.

Early Notables of the Fluhr family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fluhr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Fluhr family

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Fluhr were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Fluhr were Jean Fleurant, who arrived in Quebec in 1656; M. La Fleur, who was living in Fort Louis de la Mobile in Louisiana, in the year 1711; M. La Fleur, a wagon maker, who was living in New Orleans in 1725.

Contemporary Notables of the name Fluhr (post 1700)

  • Scott Fluhr, American Republican politician, Chair of Harrison County Republican Party, 2011 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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