I have been researching the FLINNER surname.
For an article concerning some FLENERs, go to
This article article mentions several
FLENERs, including Micheal FLENER, in
Tennessee. Perhaps this will help those
researching the FLENNER, FLEENOR, FLINER,
etc. lines in that area.
All of these surnames (with the potential
exception of FLENNER) are quite probably
American variations of the German surname
FLINNER, which I have traced to 1723 in
Germany, and have evidence of it's existance
as early as the mid 16th century. I have
seen the surname "FLINNER" misspelled as
"FLENNER, FLINER, & FLENAR" in my own local
research and misinterpreted (due to bad
penmanship) in indexes as "FLINK & FLUMMER",
ca. 1860's-80's in Holmes Co., Ohio records.
The surname FLENNER may stand on it's own as
an "accepted" German surname, or in some
cases (particularly in America) it might be a variation of the surname FLINNER. I have not
researched this to it's fullest extent.
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