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FLORES Surname Meaning & Origin:

The surname FLORES has existed in Spain since the 12th century, but a common origin has not been found. It is believed to most likely derived from the given name Floro, meaning "flower."

Flores is the 55th most popular surname in the United States and the 15th most common Hispanic surname.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

FLOREZ, FROYLEZ, FROLAZ

Genealogy Resources for the Surname FLORES:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
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Flores Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - FLORES Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Flores surname and its variations.

FLORES Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Flores surname.

Cousin Connect - FLORES Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - FLORES Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name FLORES.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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