First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Blooming flower; flourishing
- Latin: Flowering, blooming
First name variations: Flora, Flor, Floria, Florida, Florie, Floris, Florrie, Fleur, Flower, Florenz, Florentia, Floryn, Flossie, Flo, Florence, Florien, Florentino, Florinio, Florentin, Florentyn, Florus, Florion, Florrian, Floryant, Floryante, Florian
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Fleury.
- German form of a French
Huguenot name, taken to the Palatinate by a family presumed to have
fled from Fleury, France (but see Fleury).
German (mainly Austrian; also Flöry): from a short form of
the medieval personal name Florian.
- Joseph J. (1683–1741) and Mary Fleure and six children (including
four sons) arrived in Philadelphia from the Palatinate in 1733 and
settled in Lancaster Co. Two sons are the progenitors of the PA and MD
Florys. One son moved to VA; his descendants Latinized their name as
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