Fluke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Fluke family

The surname Fluke was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Fluke family

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Fluke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vlak, Vlake, Vlaken, Vlack, Vlacker, Vlakveld, Vlach, Flach, Flack, Flake, Flachen and many more.

Early Notables of the Fluke family (pre 1700)

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Fluke migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fluke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Fluke, who settled in Maryland in 1679
Fluke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Fluke, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]

Fluke migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fluke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Fluke (aged 22), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Fluke migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fluke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Fluke, aged 20, a mason, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Mr. John Fluke, (b. 1854), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fluke (post 1700)

  • Sandra Kay Fluke (b. 1981), American attorney and women's rights activist
  • Louise Fluke (1900-1986), born Louise Funk, American artist and seamstress who designed the Flag of Oklahoma on March 25, 1926
  • John Maurice Fluke Sr. (1911-1984), American founder of Fluke Corporation in 1948, Legion of Merit recipient
  • Joanne Fluke (b. 1943), American author who writes the Hannah Swensen Mysteries for Kensington Mysteries

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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