Fleming Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Fleming Name Meaning: Ethnic name for someone from Flanders. Norman French form 'Flamenc',from the stem 'flam' + the Germanic suffix 'ing'.

During the middle ages there was a degree of commercial communication between England & the Netherlands,especially in the 'wool' trade.This caused many 'Flemish'weavers & dyers to settle in England.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Fleming Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Fleming family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 85
Independent 68
Agricultural Labourer 57
Labourer 53
Male Servant 25
Farmer 19
Tailor 19
Dress Maker 18
Shoe Maker 14
Lead Miner 13
Grocer 12
Carpenter 12
Joiner 12
Laundress 10
Silk Weaver 10
Baker 9
Blacksmith 9
Lab 9
Painter 8
Servant 8
Weaver 8
Independant 7
Cotton Spinner 7
Miller 7
Gardener 7

Fleming Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Fleming 100% 38,771
2 Flemming 88% 6,611
3 Flaming 86% 324
4 Fleeming 88% 171

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The surname Fleming is the most popular version of all its varients

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