Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. Fluh-an-er
Other Forms FormsFlaneau, Flanneau, Flanet, Flanoel, Flaonet
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Contributor Contrib.jenna.lucille on 10/3/2018
Last Editor EditorSofia on 10/4/2018
This early occupational and mainly 'midlands' English surname, is actually of pre-medieval French origins. Introduced into England at the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066, it derives from the French word flaonet meaning a 'little flan', and described a maker of patisserie or pancakes.