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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a short form of the medieval personal name Florentius (see Florence), the name of a saint who died in 693, or of Florian (see also Flory).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Flor ‘array of flowers’ or metonymic occupational name from German Flor ‘gauze’.

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