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The distinguished surname Von fleckenstein is German in origin, and its use can be traced back to the province of the Rhineland. The name is derived from two Middle High German words: "vleck," meaning "patch, spot," and "sten," meaning "stone, rock." Thus, the surname literally means "stony patch," and was most likely originally borne by someone living near a patch of rock.

Von fleckenstein Early Origins



The surname Von fleckenstein was first found in the region of the Rhineland, where it is believed to have first emerged in the early Middle Ages. The first recorded bearer of the name was Conrad zum Fleckenstein, who was recorded as being a goldsmith in the city of Speyer in the year 1402. The young Von fleckenstein family was instrumental during this early period, contributing greatly to the development of medieval society.

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Von fleckenstein Spelling Variations


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Von fleckenstein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fleckenstein, von Fleckenstein, Fleckenstine and others.

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Von fleckenstein Early History


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Von fleckenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Von fleckenstein research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1402, 1702 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Von fleckenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Von fleckenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Von fleckenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Von fleckenstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Catharina Fleckenstein, who emigrated from Speyer to Cayenne in 1764; Cornelius Fleckenstine, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1829; Adam Fleckenstein, who applied for naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1846.

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    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Von fleckenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Von fleckenstein Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2013 at 10:52.

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