Meaning and Origin of: Fleury

Family name origins & meanings

  • French and English (of Norman origin) : from the medieval personal name Fleuri (Latin Florius, a derivative of the Roman family name Florus, from flos ‘flower’, genitivefloris). This name was borne by a 3rd-century saint martyred in Nicomedia under the emperor Decius. There seems to have been some confusion with a Germanic personal name composed of the elementshlōd ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.
  • French and English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from any of the various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Florus (see above) + the locative suffix -acum.
  • French and English (of Norman origin) : nickname from Old Frenchfluri ‘flowered’, ‘variegated’ (a derivative of flurFlower). This could have denoted someone who dressed in an extravagant mixture of colors or perhaps one who had a blotchy complexion.
  • French and English (of Norman origin) : A bearer of the name from Ardennes was in Quebec in 1642.