The ancient and distinguished German surname Vlesch is derived from the German word "fleisch," meaning "meat," and the suffix "mann," meaning "man"; thus, this name refers to a butcher.
Early Origins of the Vlesch family
The surname Vlesch was first found in Austria
, where the Fleischmann family 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. In its later history, the Fleischmann family became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility. The earliest known bearer of the name was Heinrich Lenke der fleischman, who lived in Eger in 1379.
Early History of the Vlesch family
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Vlesch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fleisch, Fleishauer, Fleischbein, Fleischer, Fleischhacker, Fleischmann, Fleischen, Fleischern, Fleishhaus, Fleischdorf, Flesch (North Germany) and many more.
Early Notables of the Vlesch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vlesch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Fleisher, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1837; Wolff Fleischer, who arrived in New York in 1851; Rosa Fleisch, who came to New York in 1865.