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.