Origins Available: Dutch
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.
Early History of the Fluke family
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Fluke 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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Migration of the Fluke family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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 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
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