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James Fleck (Fleach) Affleck[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1680 - 1744  (64 years)


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  • Name James Fleck (Fleach) Affleck 
    Born 1680  Glencorse SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1744  Antrim IRL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 64 years 
    Notes 
    • TRANSFORMATION OF "AFFLECK" TO "FLACK" SURNAME
      Tracing the origin of surnames is not an exact science, and defining the derivation of FLACK is no exception. The Penguin Dictionary states that it is a version of FLAGG meaning turf, sod or peat-cutting. The old Norse word "flag" means "to flay or cut stone or peat". Other sources claim it comes from the Dutch VLAK (Vlake, Vlaken, Vlack, Vlach, Flach, Flake): Dutch settlers would have come across to assist with the farming of the marshy fenlands of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Another source claims that the name came from the Scottish surname AFFLECK or "a fal leac" which means flagstone enclosure.

      So basically FLACK means "Dweller in a field of flagstones" whichever origin you choose. First found in Norfolk in ancient times, the name spread southwards into Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, then on to Essex, Hertfordshire and inevitably to London and the southern counties of Surrey, Sussex and Kent. From the mid 17th century onward Flacks joined in the great migration from Europe to the New World: most immigrants of this name in America, Canada and Australia can trace their roots back to England, Ireland or Scotland.

      by Denise Carr / http://www.flackgenealogy.com/origin.php
      9 Jan 2020
    Person ID I306  Flack Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2020 

    Father William Auchinleck,   b. 1656, Midlothian SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Balmanno SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Donaldson,   b. 1658, Midlothian SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1678 Abt  Midlothian SCL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Fligo,   b. 1680 
    Married 1703  Mid-Lothian SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Flack,   b. 1708, Antrim IRL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1802, Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1680 - Glencorse SCT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1703 - Mid-Lothian SCT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1744 - Antrim IRL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S61] James Fleach Affleck, (familysearch.org) (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S78] James Fleck Affleck, (familysearch.org) (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S79] James Fleach Affleck christening, (familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S81] James Fleach Affleck, (familysearch.org) (Reliability: 2).