Some General Comments on F/F/F in Switzerland
(With Thanks to Mr. Anton Fluri as of January 2013)
There are many thousands of Fluri-Flury-Fleury, etc., to be found in Switzerland both in the past and the present. Mr. Fluri gives the following insights into this and indicates that for someone (with German/French skills perhaps along with their genealogical interest) there could a very interesting (and involved) area for further research:
“I have quite a lot of information about the Fluri‘s in the parish of Matzendorf (Solothurn, Switzerland). And especially [for] about ten familiy trees (starting +/- 1750) in Herbetswil (village, part of the old Matzendorf-parish).”
“It would be a time consuming work to connect only the Fluri from this small village seriously back to known, early records in the years 1500/1515. Some of The Fluri from Herbetswil went between 1860/1920 towards America.”
[See Anton’s remarks on this very subject in http://genforum.genealogy.com/fluri/]
“And [it must be remembered] Herbetswil is only one small village .. and you can find Fluri-families (including Flury, Fleury) in at least 20 additional places (Villages) only in the northwestern part of Switzerland and the southern Alsace (France). .. and of course these families changed their professions and the places where [they] live[d].
“So it’s quite impossible to get a “clear sight” on all these (mostly catholic) families who lived and circulated in the northwestern part of Switzerland. And it will be a hard work to find any correct branching nodes for those Fluris who went towards the Palatine [in Germany] and became Anabaptists.”
And “Yes there were about two to three [F/F/F] families in the glassmaking business. The bigger line came from Envelier (part of Vermes, Canton Jura) and one or two from Herbetswil (Canton Solothurn). References to these lines are listed in the brochure „Glasmacher im Jura“ [see below].
“As a side effect o my Fluri-Research, I have loaded (as « Toni ») a document (pdf) concerning Fluri in Welschenrohr/Gänsbrunnen on
“In addition you can find some Fluri-informations in a quite new publication about glassmakers. Available at online bookshops, i.e.”