I have requested this forum to help in my search for Flausses. My part of the Flauss family originates in New Orleans, Louisiana. All I have been able to find out about the surname is that there are a lot of Flausses listed in the Alsace and Lorraine regions of France. The birth certificate of my grandfather (Emile Haas Nickolaus Flauss, born in New Orleans on 7/18/1909) lists his father (Nickolaus M. Flauss) as having been born in "Alsace-Lorraine, Germany". I do not know how or when he came to the U.S., but I do have a few leads. If anyone has ANY information at all regarding this surname and possible connections, I would be happy to discuss. I have also noted Flausses in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas in the past. Thanks.