"The Book of Ulster Surnames"
by Robert Bell
Fleming : Is most numereous in Ulster, especially in Antrim and Derry
Fleming, Norman French for 'Le Fleming', In Old French 'Flamanc', means
simply, a 'native of Flanders'
Many Flemings migrated to Britain in the 12th century an settled in the
Scottish Borders and in Wales
Baldwin the Fleming, was sheriff of Lanark. His family held extensive
territories in Lanarkshire and was ased at Boghill near Bigger. There was
also a sept of Clean Murray called Fleming.
The DeFlemmings came to Ireland fromWales with teh Normans in the late 12th
century, acquiring considerable estates in Louth and Meath. They took King
James's part in the Williamite wars in the 17th century and were financially
and territorialy ruined.
A Nicholas Fleming was Archbishop of Armagh from 1404 to 1416.