Fletcher Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Fletcher Name Meaning: An occupational name meaning arrowsmith.

This English surname derives from the French word 'fleche' meaning arrow and was used to describe anyone who made or sold arrows. This surname was first seen around the early 1200's.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Fletcher Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Fletcher family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 672
Female Servant 595
Independent 384
Labourer 318
Male Servant 254
Farmer 238
Cotton Weaver 171
Weaver 120
Shoe Maker 119
Coal Miner 111
Dress Maker 79
Tailor 76
Blacksmith 73
Apprentice 59
Carpenter 57
Butcher 52
Silk Weaver 52
Ag Labourer 52
Cotton Spinner 45
Joiner 45
Wool Comber 44
Frame Work Knitter 42
Publican 41
Collier 39
Engineer 38

Fletcher Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Fletcher 100% 222,037
2 Flitcher 88% 3,109
3 Flatcher 88% 809
4 Feltcher 75% 145

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