England. The surname Flythe is derived from "Flageum," a French village named for Flavius, the owner of an estate in the region. This village eventually became known as "Flagi" (pronounced "flah-hee"). The surname Flythe was first borne by emigrants from this region to England.
Early Origins of the Flythe family
Hampshire, where the ancestral home of the Flythe family is thought to be located. The name was first borne by brothers known as "de Flagi" who had immigrated from the region of Flagi in France.
Early History of the Flythe family
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Flythe Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Fly, Flye, Flythe and others.
Early Notables of the Flythe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flythe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Flythe or a variant listed above: John Fly and his brothers Enoch and Jeremiah, who emigrated from England to Virginia in 1637; Mathew Fly and Thomas Fly, who both settled in Virginia in 1663.
Contemporary Notables of the name Flythe (post 1700)
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